Agency Recruitment

Steve Mountain made this Freedom of Information request to Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

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Dear Bedford Hospital NHS Trust,

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1. Do you use agencies for national and international permanent doctor and/or nursing recruitment? If so, do you employ nurses from the Philippines?
2. How many doctors have been booked outside of IR35 since April 2017?
3. What is your yearly trust spend on agency locum doctors via framework agencies, broken down into grade and specialty?
4. What is your yearly trust spend on agency locum doctors via OFF-framework agencies, broken down into grade and specialty?
5. What is your average total charge rate for a locum consultant doctor?
6. Who is the highest paid locum Consultant, what is the hourly rate and in what specialty do they practice?
7. 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

FOI, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

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Kind regards,

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

IG/FOI Co-ordinator

 

FOI, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

Dear steve,

I acknowledge receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, and you can expect the Trust’s response on or by 03/10/2018.

Yours sincerely,

IG/FOI Coordinator

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Kempston Rd | Bedford | MK42 9DJ

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Dear FOI,

I have not received a response from you within the allotted FOI time frame. Please can you advise?

Yours sincerely,

Steve Mountain

FOI, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

Dear Steve,

Thank you for your email.

The Trust is unable to respond on your enquiry as we are still collecting information from relevant department. However, as soon as we receive the information we will back to you.

Regards
IG/FOI coordinator

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FOI, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

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Dear Steve,

I write in response to your request under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.

Please see the trust’s replies below.

1. Do you use agencies for national and international permanent doctor and/or nursing recruitment? If so, do you employ nurses from the Philippines?
a) yes employ nurses from Philippines
b) Yes use agencies for National and International permanent doctors and/or nursing recruitment

2. How many doctors have been booked outside of IR35 since April 2017?
0

3. What is your yearly trust spend on agency locum doctors via framework agencies, broken down into grade and specialty? - £5,114,130

4. What is your yearly trust spend on agency locum doctors via OFF-framework agencies, broken down into grade and specialty? £0

5. What is your average total charge rate for a locum consultant doctor? £112.40

6. Who is the highest paid locum Consultant, what is the hourly rate and in what specialty do they practice?
Not prepared to give personal details, however highest rate for consultant is £119.99, on several specialties

7. Please can you outline your spend per agency, broken down by grade and specialty of doctor over the past 12 months?
Please see attached.

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Yours sincerely

IG/FOI Coordinator

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Kempston Rd | Bedford | MK42 9DJ

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