Agency Recruitment

Steve Mountain made this Freedom of Information request to Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation 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

Tsdft-Foi (TORBAY AND SOUTH DEVON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Email: [email address]
Our Ref: TSD5154

Dear Steve,

Request for Information TSD5154

Thank you for your request for information regarding agency recruitment. Your request was received on 26/10/2018 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

A response to your request for information will be sent to you promptly and in any event no later than 23/11/2018

Our webswww.torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk provides information on how we handle requests for information and our Guide to Information can be found by following the Freedom of Information link on the home page www.torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me, quoting the reference number above.

Many thanks
Gill Pearce
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Team

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PEARCE, Gill (SOUTH DEVON HEALTH INFORMATICS SERVICE), Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

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Email: [email address]
Our Ref: TSD5154

Dear Steve,

Request for Information TSD5154

I am writing to confirm that we have now completed our search for the information you requested on 26/10/2018 in relation to Agency Recruitment.

A copy of the information is below:

Pease see attachment.

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for the purposes of news reporting.

If you wish to discuss any of the above, please contact me, quoting the TSD reference number above.

If you are unhappy with the way in which we have handled your request, please contact the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Lead in the first instance. If you wish to make a formal complaint, you should write to our Complaints Manager at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, First Floor Bowyer Building, Torbay Hospital, Torquay TQ2 7AA.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint or the internal review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information Commissioner will only make a decision once you have exhausted the complaints and/or internal review process provided by us. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF or through this link https://ico.org.uk/concerns/getting/

Yours sincerely,
Gill Pearce
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Team

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Dear PEARCE, Gill (SOUTH DEVON HEALTH INFORMATICS SERVICE),

Thanks you for your email, however, you have not answered all questions specifically, please advise?

Yours sincerely,

Steve Mountain

Tsdft-Foi (TORBAY AND SOUTH DEVON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Steve,

Sorry, I have sent it back to the responder to finish.

KR
Gill Pearce
FOI Office

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PEARCE, Gill (SOUTH DEVON HEALTH INFORMATICS SERVICE), Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Hi Steve,

Our responder says he does not know what you mean by the missing parts of your request. Perhaps if you were to sent another copy with the unanswered bits highlighted, then he can answer them.

KR
Gill Pearce
FOI Office

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Dear PEARCE, Gill (SOUTH DEVON HEALTH INFORMATICS SERVICE),

Please see original questions submitted below: As far as I can see, the responder has only sent an attached spreadsheet with agency spend on it and has not answered all of the below questions, please advise?

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?

Yours sincerely,

Steve Mountain

PEARCE, Gill (SOUTH DEVON HEALTH INFORMATICS SERVICE), Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

OK I will spell it out to him!

Kind Regards
Gill

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Dear PEARCE, Gill (SOUTH DEVON HEALTH INFORMATICS SERVICE),

I am still yet to receive a response to the above, please advise?

Yours sincerely,

Steve Mountain

Tsdft-Foi (TORBAY AND SOUTH DEVON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Hi Steve,

 

You have not answered which request this was. I am assuming you mean
TSD5154.

 

Does this answer you missing bits?

 

All of the questions were answered and I have highlighted the answers in
bold.

 

The spreadsheet answered questions 2 and 6 as there were two tabs.

 

1.            How many doctors have been booked outside of IR35 since
April 2017? Using paid data instead of booked 1 doctor has been paid
outside of IR35

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? Please see attached (£2,925,569)

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? None

4.            What is your average total charge rate for a locum
consultant doctor? £122.23

5.            Who is the highest paid locum Consultant, what is the hourly
rate and in what specialty do they practice? A locum consultant in
Psychiatry has a pay per hour £127.25 and a total hourly charge of £157.63

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

 

The attached was the attachment we sent you previously

 

If that is not what you want, please let me know.

 

KR

Gill Pearce

FOI Office

 

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