Agency Nursing Spend

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Dear Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust,

1. Please confirm how many shifts were sent out for agencies to fill (per month), for Band 5 and Band 2 (nursing staff) between July 2022 and June 2023?
2. Please confirm how many of these shifts were filled by agencies per month for the same timespan as detailed in Q1. (Please can this be broken down per agency)
3. Where there is a Tiered structure of agency suppliers, please can you confirm how many shifts per month were filled by each ‘Tier’ of supplier used.
4. Between July 2022 and June 2023, what was the trust spend per month, for each agency supplier?
5. Please confirm the average charge rate across this 12 month period for a Band 5 General nurse.
6. Please confirm Total off-framework spend across the period July 2022 to June 2023. Can this also be broken down per month.

Yours faithfully,

James Baker

FOI (MCT), Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Dear James,

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request which has been received and a response is being co-ordinated. Your reference number is FOI 23-535.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows 20 working days for the Trust to respond and the deadline for your request is 24/11/2023. In certain cases, the Act allows for an extension to this deadline. We will notify you as soon as possible if there is a need to extend the time limit.

The Trust has a statutory duty to provide advice and assistance to applicants. If you have any questions now or during the processing of your request, please email us at [email address], quoting the reference number above.

Regards,

Catherine Draper
Information Governance Office
Information Governance Team
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

[email address]
www.merseycare.nhs.uk

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FOI (MCT), Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear James,

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find attached the Trust’s response.

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Regards,

Catherine Draper
Information Governance Office
Information Governance Team
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

[email address]
www.merseycare.nhs.uk

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