Agency Recruitment

Steve Mountain made this Freedom of Information request to Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation 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, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Mountain,

We acknowledge your enquiry under the Freedom of Information Act. I will look into your request and respond within 20 working days from receipt of your request.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom Of Information Team
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 0118 322 6743/7405
Email: [Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust request email]

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FOI, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Mountain,

 

Further to your request for information please see below and attached the
advice from the Trust.

 

1.            Do you use agencies for national and international permanent
doctor and/or nursing recruitment? If so, do you employ nurses from the
Philippines?

 

 

Yes the Trust uses national and international recruitment which includes
employment of Philippine nurses.

 

 

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

 

 

None as the Trust does not book outside IR35.

 

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

 

Please see the attached table.

 

 

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

 

The Trust uses  off framework agencies for Doctors.

 

 

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

 

Consultant:  Core is £76.10 and Unsocial is £101.46

 

 

 

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

 

 

Dermatology, £132.50 per hour.

 

 

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

 

 

Please refer to the attached table.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Freedom Of Information Team

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Tel: 01183 228514

Email: [1][Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust request email]

 

 

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Dear FOI,

I have yet to receive a response to my questions within the allotted time period given by the FOI act, please advise?

Yours sincerely,

Steve Mountain

Dear FOI,

Sorry, I have only just seen your response, however the quoted table is not attached.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Mountain

FOI, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Mountain,

Thank you for your email and please accept my apologies for not sending the attachment too.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom Of Information Team
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 0118 322 6743/7405
Email: [Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust request email]

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