Agency Recruitment

Steve Mountain made this Freedom of Information request to Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Countess of Chester Hospital 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 on agency locum doctors via framework agencies, broken down into grade and specialty?
3. What is your yearly trust spend 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, Enquiries (COUNTESS OF CHESTER HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Hello,

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request. Freedom of information only applies to corporate information; this e-mail confirms receipt of your request for this type of information only.

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Freedom of Information Officer
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
[email address]

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FOI, Enquiries (COUNTESS OF CHESTER HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Hello,

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request.

Kind regards,
Freedom of Information Officer
Countess of Chester Hospital
[email address]

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Dear FOI, Enquiries (COUNTESS OF CHESTER HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

I have not received a response from my questions within the allotted time period set by the FOI act, please advise?

Yours sincerely,

Steve Mountain

Dear FOI, Enquiries (COUNTESS OF CHESTER HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Apologies as I have only just seen the above response, thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Mountain