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Steve Mountain made this Freedom of Information request to Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

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Dear Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust,

I would like to request the following information under the freedom of information act:

1. How many doctors have been booked outside of IR35 since April 2017?
2. What is your yearly trust spend on agency locum doctors via framework agencies, broken down into grade and specialty?
3. What is your yearly trust spend on agency locum doctors via OFF-framework agencies, broken down into grade and specialty?
4. What is your average total charge rate for a locum consultant doctor?
5. Who is the highest paid locum Consultant, what is the hourly rate and in what specialty do they practice?
6. Please can you outline your spend per agency, broken down by grade and specialty of doctor over the past 12 months?

I hope to hear from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

Steve Mountain

Freedom of Information, Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

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Dear Steve

 

We thank you for and acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information
request dated 27^th September 2018.

 

We are making enquiries with respect to the information requested and will
respond within 20 working days (25/10/2018).  However, if we require
clarification regarding your request, we will be in contact with you and
the 20 working day period will start from the day that we receive your
clarification.

 

Your request has been allocated a reference number: FOI request No 2562. 
It would be greatly appreciated if you could utilise this number in all
future communications relating to your request.

 

With Regards

 

Sarah Shorten

Administration Assistant

Nursing and Quality Business Support Team

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

 

T: 01603 785876

E: [1][email address]

 

Room 0.27, Woodlands House, Norwich Community Hospital, Bowthorpe Road,
Norwich, NR2 3TU

 

[2]www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk

 

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Freedom of Information, Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

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Dear Steve

 

We refer to your Freedom of Information request dated 27^th September
2018.

 

We have reviewed your enquiry and would advise that in order to provide
the information for questions 2 & 3 within the time limit allocated to FOI
requests, we would proposed providing the information for questions 2 & 3
for the 2017/18 by business unit (rather than speciality) and split into
on and off framework.

 

Please confirm if this would be acceptable to yourself. Until we receive a
response, the Trust will consider this information request to be
suspended.  The 20 working days to respond will commence when we receive
your clarification.

 

If we do not hear from you within 4 weeks of the date of this
communication, we will assume that you are no longer seeking access to
this information and the Trust will close the request accordingly.

 

Kind Regards

 

Sarah Shorten

Administration Assistant

Nursing and Quality Business Support Team

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

 

T: 01603 785876

E: [1][email address]

 

Room 0.27, Woodlands House, Norwich Community Hospital, Bowthorpe Road,
Norwich, NR2 3TU

 

[2]www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk

 

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thanks for coming back to me.

Yes, I can confirm this will be ok for questions 2 and 3.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Mountain

Freedom of Information, Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

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Dear Steve

 

Thank you for providing clarification regarding your Freedom of
Information request.

 

In line with statutory requirements a response will be forthcoming in 20
working days [01/11/2018]. 

 

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact
us quoting the allocated reference number [2562].

 

With Regards

 

Sarah Shorten

Administration Assistant

Nursing and Quality Business Support Team

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

 

T: 01603 785876

E: [1][email address]

 

Room 0.27, Woodlands House, Norwich Community Hospital, Bowthorpe Road,
Norwich, NR2 3TU

 

[2]www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk

 

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Cook Grace, Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Dear Steve Mountain

 

We refer to your Freedom of Information request dated 27/09/18.

 

Please find below our response to the information requested.

 

1 How many doctors have been booked Nil
outside of IR35 since April 2017?
What is your yearly trust spend on Business Unit: Childrens Services,
agency locum doctors via framework Grade: Consultants, 2017/18 spend:
agencies, broken down into grade and £529,001.89
2 specialty? (by Business unit (rather
than speciality) split into on and Business Unit: Adult Inpatient
off framework) Units, Grade: Staff Doctor, 2017/18
spend £411,314.87
What is your yearly trust spend on
agency locum doctors via
OFF-framework agencies, broken down
3 into grade and specialty? (by Nil
Business unit (rather than
speciality) split into on and off
framework)
What is your average total charge
4 rate for a locum consultant doctor? £115.56
 (average of the locums currently
booked)
Who is the highest paid locum
Consultant, what is the hourly rate £116.11 - Children's Services
5 and in what specialty do they £95.00 - Temporary Worker Service
practice? (individual names not
required)
DRC Locums £394,777.41 - Adult
Inpatient Units, Staff Doctor
Pertemps £4,145.64 - Adult
Inpatient Units, Staff Doctor
RIG Locums £6,762.02 - Adult
Please can you outline your spend Inpatient Units, Staff Doctor
per agency, broken down by grade and Total Assist Recruitment £2,895.60
6 specialty of doctor over the past 12 - Adult Inpatient Units, Staff
months? Doctor
NC Healthcare £2,734.20 - Adult
Inpatient Units, Staff Doctor
General Medical Group £366,192.48 -
Children's Services, Consultants
RIG Locums £162,809.41 - Childrens
Services, Consultants

 

 

 

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Grace

 

Grace Cook

Nursing and Quality Business Support Team Leader

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

 

T: 01603 272464

M: 07876245463

E: [email address]

 

Room 0.27, Woodlands House, Norwich Community Hospital, Bowthorpe Road,
Norwich, NR2 3TU

 

www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk

 

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