Agency Recruitment

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

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Dear Gateshead Health 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.enquiries (GATESHEAD HEALTH NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Our reference: FoI 2018-19.219

 

Thank you for your request for information held by Gateshead Health NHS
Foundation Trust. 

 

You have requested:

 

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?

 

Your request was received on 05/09/2018, therefore you can expect a reply
by close of business on 03/10/2018 unless we need to contact you to
clarify your request or the balance of the public interest test needs to
be considered.

 

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managing requests covered by FOIA.

 

 

Thank You

Shona Gillespie

Information Governance Support Officer | QE Gateshead

Trust HQ | Queen Elizabeth Hospital | Queen Elizabeth Avenue | Sheriff
Hill | Gateshead |NE9 6SX

T: 0191 445 3465 | E: [1][Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust request email] |
[2]www.qegateshead.nhs.uk

 

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Foi.enquiries (GATESHEAD HEALTH NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Steve Mountain,

 

Our reference: FoI 2018-19.219

 

Thank you for your request for information of 05/09/2018, as copied below.
Your request has been considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA). 

 

Your request and our response:

 

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?

No

 

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

None

 

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?

Agency spend is detailed in the Quarterly Agency Spend Datasets published
on the Trust’s website at [1]http://www.qegateshead.nhs.uk/datasets

As it is already published, disclosure of this information is exempt under
section 21 of FOIA which covers information accessible to the applicant by
other means.

 

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

Average charge rate varies between £80-£140 per hour

 

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

Section 40(2) – Personal Data (of any person other than the applicant)

The Trust considers this information to be subject to the exemption from
disclosure under section 40(2) of the Act, because it is personal data
relating to another individual.

This exemption applies in any case where disclosure of the requested
information into the public domain would be a breach of any of the
Principles of the Data Protection Act 2018. In particular, the first
Principle requires that disclosure of the information must be fair and
lawful.

The Trust considers that it would be a breach of the Principles of the
Data Protection Act 2018 to disclose the requested information because the
person to whom the information relates would have a reasonable expectation
that it would not be disclosed to a member of the public and disclosure
would likely be a breach of their privacy or rights. 

No public interest test is required for this exemption.

 

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

Agency spend is detailed in the Quarterly Agency Spend Datasets published
on the Trust’s website at [2]http://www.qegateshead.nhs.uk/datasets

As it is already published, disclosure of this information is exempt under
section 21 of FOIA which covers information accessible to the applicant by
other means.

 

 

We hope that you will find this response helpful.

 

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Thank You

Shona Gillespie

Information Governance Support Officer | QE Gateshead

Trust HQ | Queen Elizabeth Hospital | Queen Elizabeth Avenue | Sheriff
Hill | Gateshead |NE9 6SX

T: 0191 445 3465 | E: [5][Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust request email] |
[6]www.qegateshead.nhs.uk

 

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Unless expressly stated otherwise, the information contained in this email
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