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Steve Mountain made this Freedom of Information request to Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

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Dear Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership 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 (past 12 months) on agency locum doctors via framework agencies, broken down into grade and specialty?
3. What is your yearly trust spend (past 12 months) 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

Foi (DUDLEY AND WALSALL MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP NHS TRUST),

Dear Sir / Madam,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Thank you for your request for information under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which we received on 1st November 2018.

As per section 10 of the Act, you can expect a reply no later than 20 working days from this date.

There may be a fee payable for this information. This will be considered and you will be informed if a fee is payable. In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released. The 20 day time limit for responses is suspended until receipt of the payment. If there is a fee payable we will write to you again to let you know the process in this event.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent the release of the information you have requested. We will assess whether any of the exemption categories apply to your request and if they do, or if there is a delay due to the application of an exemption we will write to you again.

If any further assistance in this matter is required, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Jannette

Jannette Boss
Corporate Governance Support Officer (Temporary)
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Contact Details:
External number: 01384 325002
Internal extension: 65002

Email: [email address]

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust
Trust HQ
Trafalgar House, 2nd Floor
47-49 King Street
Dudley, DY2 8PS

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Dear Foi (DUDLEY AND WALSALL MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP NHS TRUST),

I'm yet to receive a response from you in line with the FOI act time scales, please advise?

Yours sincerely,

Steve Mountain

Foi (DUDLEY AND WALSALL MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP NHS TRUST),

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Dear Mr Mountain

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request relating to Doctors
booked outside of IR35 since April 2017.  We will process your request,
however we need the following information in order to do this. 

 

Please can you define what you mean by ‘past 12 months’ – do you mean
financial year 2017/18 spend?

 

 

Until we receive this information, we are unable to take your request any
further and have stopped the 20 day response clock.  Once we have your
response we will restart the 20 day response and get back to you
accordingly.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Jannette

 

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Jannette Boss

Corporate Governance Support Officer (Temporary)

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

               

Contact Details:

External number:   01384 325002

Internal extension: 65002

 

Email: [2][email address]

 

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust

Trust HQ

Trafalgar House, 2^nd Floor

47-49 King Street

Dudley, DY2 8PS

 

Dear Foi (DUDLEY AND WALSALL MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP NHS TRUST),

 

I'm yet to receive a response from you in line with the FOI act time
scales, please advise?

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Steve Mountain

 

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Foi (DUDLEY AND WALSALL MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP NHS TRUST),

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Dear Mr Mountain

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - Dudley & Walsall Mental Health
Partnership NHS Trust

 

Freedom of Information Request No: 3757

Further to your Freedom of Information request received on 1^st November
2018, I am able to respond now and can confirm that the Trust holds the
requested information. Please find our response to your following request
in blue.

 

1.         How many doctors have been booked outside of IR35 since April
2017? None

2.         What is your yearly trust spend (past 12 months) on agency
locum doctors via framework agencies, broken down into grade and
specialty?  –

 

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*The negative spend can be attributed to a combination of overstated
estimates that have come in lower,  high accruals that have reversed out
in year or credit notes for prior periods

 

3.         What is your yearly trust spend (past 12 months) – See earlier
comment on agency locum doctors via OFF-framework agencies, broken down
into grade and specialty? None

4.         What is your average total charge rate for a locum consultant
doctor? Average Consultant core charge rate as per our Direct Engagement
statistics (taken from report dated Dec 2017 and supplied by Staff Flow,
but based on average to date at that point) is £76.10

5.         Who is the highest paid locum Consultant, what is the hourly
rate and in what specialty do they practice? –Highest Consultant was paid
£85.04per hour and speciality is Psychiatry (Mental Health)

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

 

The Trust holds this information

 

However in order to retrieve the information requested would exceed the
cost limit under the Freedom of Information and Data Protection
(Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004 referred to under Section 12
of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  

 

The Trust is therefore unable to provide the information requested under
Section 17(5) of the Freedom of Information Act. In accordance with the
Trust’s obligations under Section 16 of the Act, if you wish to receive
costings for retrieval of the information requested or to discuss how you
might rephrase your request within the cost limits please let me know.

 

Your request has now been closed. If you have any queries related to the
responses provided please, in the first instance contact me.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request please contact
the Information Governance Manager on 01384 3245111 or email
[2][email address]

 

If you remain dissatisfied, then you are entitled to approach the
Information Commissioner and request an assessment of the manner in which
the Trust has handled your request.

The Information Commissioner is an independent officer, appointed by
the Crown and reports directly to Parliament. The Commissioner can request
all the documentation relating to your request to decide whether the
Trust’s decision was fair and meets the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and can be contacted via [3]www.ico.org.uk

You can also refer to the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545700

[4]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

 

 

Kind regards

 

 

Jannette

 

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Jannette Boss

Corporate Governance Support Officer (Temporary)

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

               

Contact Details:

External number:   01384 325002

Internal extension: 65002

 

Email: [6][email address]

 

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust

Trust HQ

Trafalgar House, 2^nd Floor

47-49 King Street

Dudley, DY2 8PS

 

Dear Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership 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 (past 12 months) on agency
locum doctors via framework agencies, broken down into grade and
specialty?

3.         What is your yearly trust spend (past 12 months) 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

 

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