Agency Nurse Numbers/Spend - February /March/April 2016

Mr T Harrison made this Freedom of Information request to Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

For the purpose of this request 'agency nurse' refers to both HCA's
(band 2) and RN's (band 5+) combined. It excludes bank staff. The question is directed at the whole trust.

Please could you provide me with for the following dates, answers separated for each month:

1) 1st February - 29th February 2016
2) 1st March - 31st March 2016
3) 1st April 2016 - 30th April 2016

1) The total number of shifts filled by agency nurses within the
trust for each month.

2) The above answer split into how many were HCA shifts and how
many were RN shifts for each month.

3) The total cost in pounds spent on agency nurses for each month.

4) The total number of 'breaches' for filling a shift with an
agency nurse:
a) Not within November price caps for each month.
b) Off framework for each month.

Yours faithfully,

Mr T Harrison

Dear Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

In reference to this request, please note that question 4a:

'4) The total number of 'breaches' for filling a shift with an
agency nurse:
a) Not within November price caps for each month. '

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Should actually be in reference to the latest price cap for each month. So February/March this should be the 1st Feb price cap, and April should be the 1st April price cap.

Yours faithfully,

Mr T Harrison

Bradley Llinos,

Dear Mr Harrison

Further to your e-mail below I would be grateful if you could please send me a copy of your original request containing this question as we don't have a record of receiving it and it is unclear what this clarification refers to.

I look forward to hearing from you in order to assist you further.

Kind regards

Llinos Bradley
Information Governance Manager
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Rothwell Road
Kettering
NN16 8UZ
E-Mail: [email address]                     
Tel: 01536 491560
Fax: 01536 493767        

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Apologies for the confusion,

For the purpose of this request 'agency nurse' refers to both HCA's
(band 2) and RN's (band 5+) combined. It excludes bank/Apple staff. The question is directed at the whole trust.

Please could you provide me with for the following dates, answers separated for each month:

1) 1st February - 29th February 2016
2) 1st March - 31st March 2016
3) 1st April 2016 - 30th April 2016

1) The total number of shifts filled by agency nurses within the
trust for each month.

2) The above answer split into how many were HCA shifts and how
many were RN shifts for each month.

3) The total cost in pounds spent on agency nurses for each month.

4) For each month, the total number of:
a) price cap breaches (using the latest price cap which is in effect for that month)
b) framework breaches (filling a shift by an off framework agency nurse)

Yours sincerely,

Mr T Harrison

Bradley Llinos,

Dear Mr Harrison

Thank you for your request for information. We are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we will let you know. We will issue a formal fees notice before commencing the work, setting out the likely cost against the amount of time anticipated.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications

Regards

Llinos Bradley
Information Governance Manager
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Rothwell Road
Kettering
NN16 8UZ
E-Mail: [email address]                     
Tel: 01536 491560
Fax: 01536 493767        

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Bradley Llinos,

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Dear Mr Harrison

 

Please find attached the Trust’s response to the Freedom of Information
request received 3 June 2016.

 

Regards

 

 

 

Llinos Bradley

Information Governance Manager

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Rothwell Road

Kettering

NN16 8UZ

E-Mail: [1][email address]                     

Tel: 01536 491560

Fax: 01536 493767        

 

 

 

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northants NN16 8UZ Tel: 01536 492000

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