Agency Recruitment

Steve Mountain made this Freedom of Information request to Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Black Country Partnership 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 (Oct 17 to Oct 18) 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

TULLY, Carly (BLACK COUNTRY PARTNERSHIP NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Steve,

 

FOI 18-181- request regarding locum doctors

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request we are now
investigating the nature of the search and the quantity of information
requested. Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act we will
expect to respond to this request in 20 working days.

 

Please be aware there are a number of exemptions within the Act which
could stop the release of information. The information will be assessed
for these exemptions prior to us releasing the information to you. We will
advise you if we are unable to provide the information requested and will
confirm the exemption used. 

 

In addition to this, please note that there may be a cost associated to
your request in line with section 12 of the Act. If there is a cost
associated with your request we will contact you and explain the cost.

 

In accordance with section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 where
multiple requests for information are received from one person or by
different persons who appear to be acting in together in a single campaign
the estimated cost of complying with any of the requests is to be taken to
be the estimated total cost of complying with all of them. To this effect
your requests for information will be dealt with under the single
reference number above.

 

If you have any queries I would be grateful if you would contact me so
that we can discuss the issues. Details of the complaints procedure will
be sent to you should you wish to see them. Please remember to quote the
reference number above in any future communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Trust. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Governance Team

Black Country Partnership FT.

 

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Dear TULLY, Carly (BLACK COUNTRY PARTNERSHIP NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

I am yet to receive a response to my questions within the time frame set out by the FOI act, please advise?

Yours sincerely,

Steve Mountain

TULLY, Carly (BLACK COUNTRY PARTNERSHIP NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Good morning Steve,

Sincere apologies on the delay with regards to you FOI, I will chase this internal and hopefully get back to you.

Thank you for your patience .

Regards

Carly Tully
Information Governance / FreedomOf Information lead

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TULLY, Carly (BLACK COUNTRY PARTNERSHIP NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Steve,

FOI 18-181- request regarding locum doctor spend

We have reviewed the information which may be relevant to your Request for
Information. However the time taken to locate, retrieve and extract the
information requested exceeds the 18½ hours work and the appropriate fees
limit.

The Trust anticipates that to retrieve the information would take a
minimum of 35 hours.  Due to this the Trust is applying an exemption due
to the request exceeding the appropriate time/fees limit.

The Trust is regarding this response as a full and complete discharge of
its responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in relation
to this request

If you have any queries I would be grateful if you would contact me so
that we can discuss the issues. Details of the complaints procedure will
be sent to you should you wish to see them. Please remember to quote the
reference number above in any future communications.

In the event you pursue a complaint/investigation and are not content with
the outcome, you have the option to apply directly to the Information
Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision
unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Trust.
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

Tel: 0121 612 8017

Fax: 0121 612 3779

Black Country Partnership FT.

 

 

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