Agency Recruitment

Steve Mountain made this Freedom of Information request to Whittington Health NHS Trust

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Dear Whittington Health 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 (Oct 17 to Oct 18) on agency locum doctors via framework agencies, broken down into grade and specialty?
3. What is your yearly trust spend on agency locum doctors (Oct 17 to Oct 18) 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

WHITTHEALTH, Foi (WHITTINGTON HEALTH NHS TRUST), Whittington Health NHS Trust

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FoI request re: Agency Recruitment

Ref: 18-SM-2311

 

Dear Mr Mountain,

 

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for information relating to
agency recruitment. This was received on 26 October 2018.

 

I can confirm that your request is being dealt with under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and that you can expect to receive a reply
within the timescale specified.

The timescale allowed for a response under the FOI legislation is 20
working days therefore, including any impending public holidays, the
deadline for a response is 23 November 2018. If we are able to respond to
you earlier than this, we will do so.

Your request has been forwarded to the relevant department and I'll get
back to you if there is any need for clarification.

 

Please quote the above reference in any further communication on this
matter.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Coordinator

Freedom of Information Office

Whittington Health

Highgate Wing, Level 5

Magdala Avenue

London, N19 5NF

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Dear WHITTHEALTH, Foi (WHITTINGTON HEALTH NHS TRUST),

I've yet to receive a response within the time scales set out by the FOI act, please advise?

Yours sincerely,

Steve Mountain

WHITTHEALTH, Foi (WHITTINGTON HEALTH NHS TRUST), Whittington Health NHS Trust

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FoI request re: Agency Recruitment

Ref: 18-SM-2311

 

Dear Mr Mountain,

 

Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to your request
for information.  The delays can be attributed to internal issues in
receiving the relevant information from various departments.  We are
constantly chasing the relevant departments to respond and will continue
to do so.  Please note we are doing our utmost to meet your request and
once again apologise for the delay.

 

Please quote the above reference in any further communication on this
matter.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Coordinator

Freedom of Information Office

Whittington Health

Highgate Wing, Level 5

Magdala Avenue

London, N19 5NF

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Dear WHITTHEALTH, Foi (WHITTINGTON HEALTH NHS TRUST),

I am still yet to receive a response to this, please advise as it's long overdue.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Mountain

WHITTHEALTH, Foi (WHITTINGTON HEALTH NHS TRUST), Whittington Health NHS Trust

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FoI request re: Agency Recruitment

Ref: 18-SM-2311

 

Dear Mr Mountain,

 

Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to your request
for information.  We are constantly chasing the relevant departments to
respond and will continue to do so.  Please note we are doing our utmost
to meet your request and once again apologise for the delay.

 

Please quote the above reference in any further communication on this
matter.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Coordinator

Freedom of Information Office

Whittington Health

Highgate Wing, Level 5

Magdala Avenue

London, N19 5NF

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WHITTHEALTH, Foi (WHITTINGTON HEALTH NHS TRUST), Whittington Health NHS Trust

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FoI request re: Agency Recruitment

Ref: 18-SM-2311

 

Dear Mr Mountain,  

 

Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to your request
for information relating to agency recruitment.

 

This was received on 26 October 2018 and has been dealt with under the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Please find our responses below:

Request 1:

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

 

Request 2:

What is your yearly trust spend (Oct 17 to Oct 18) on agency locum doctors
via framework agencies, broken down into grade and specialty?

Total amount spent with framework agencies in this period is
£1,958,656.18. This is broken down by grade and speciality as follows:

 

Grade

 

Grade Amount
ASSOCIATE SPECIALIST AGENCY £5,724.03
CONSULTANTS AGENCY £579,761.90
GENERAL PRACTITIONER AGENCY £164,192.22
HO/SHO AGENCY £512,907.71
SPR AGENCY £559,586.84
STAFF GRADE AGENCY £136,483.48
TOTAL £1,958,656.18

 

Speciality

 

Speciality Amount
Accident & Emergency £936,710.97
Acute Paediatrics £66,924.15
Ambulatory Care £137,852.29
Anaesthetics Medical Staff £22,688.73
Community CAMHS £23,558.57
Dermatology £3,742.26
General Surgery £71,082.70
Haringey Community Paediatrics £50,809.44
Histopathology £268,790.24
Imaging £30,047.43
Itu Medical Staffing £7,976.43
Med Junior Doctor Training £433.92
Obstetrics & Gynae £197,840.20
Surgical Junior Rota £39,282.84
Theatre Anaesthetics £3,843.47
Trauma & Orthopaedics £44,964.11
Winter Resilience EUC £52,108.43
TOTAL £1,958,656.18

 

Request 3:

What is your yearly trust spend on agency locum doctors (Oct 17 to Oct 18)
via OFF-framework agencies, broken down into grade and specialty?

Total amount spent with off framework agencies in this period is
£127,667.77. This is broken down by grade and speciality as follows:

 

Grade

 

Grade Amount
CONSULTANTS AGENCY £68,145.86
HO/SHO AGENCY £37,857.85
SPR AGENCY £21,664.06
TOTAL £127,667.77

 

Speciality

 

Speciality Amount
Accident & Emergency £936,710.97
General Surgery £71,082.70
Imaging £30,047.43
Occupational Health Ico £7,976.43
Surgical Junior Rota £39,282.84
TOTAL £1,958,656.18

 

Request 4:

What is your average total charge rate for a locum consultant doctor?
£109.83

 

Request 5:

Who is the highest paid locum Consultant, what is the hourly rate and in
what specialty do they practice?

We are not able to provide you with this information for reasons of
confidentiality with compliance with GDPR/DPA18 principles and by virtue
of the exemptions contained in section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

 

Request 6:

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

Total amount spent by agency, broken down by grade and speciality as
follows:

 

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I hope you find this information useful.  Please quote the above reference
in any further communication on this matter.

 

If you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact
me by email or at the address shown below.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Coordinator

Freedom of Information Office

Whittington Health

Highgate Wing, Level 5

Magdala Avenue

London, N19 5NF

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