Agency Recruitment

Steve Mountain made this Freedom of Information request to East Cheshire NHS Trust

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Dear East Cheshire 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 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

Foirequests (EAST CHESHIRE NHS TRUST - RJN), East Cheshire NHS Trust

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From: Steve Mountain <[FOI #520555 email]>
Sent: 19 September 2018 10:38
To: Foirequests (EAST CHESHIRE NHS TRUST - RJN)
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Agency Recruitment

Dear East Cheshire 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 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

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Foirequests (EAST CHESHIRE NHS TRUST - RJN), East Cheshire NHS Trust

Good Morning,

Further to your Freedom of Information Request below, we need to seek clarification regarding part of this request.

Could you please clarify what you mean in question 1 by the term IR35?

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Dear Foirequests (EAST CHESHIRE NHS TRUST - RJN),

Thanks for coming back to me.

Please see link below which explains IR35:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IR35

I hope this helps.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Mountain

Foirequests (EAST CHESHIRE NHS TRUST - RJN), East Cheshire NHS Trust

Good Afternoon,

Further to your Freedom of Information Request below, we need to seek clarification regarding part of this request.

Could you please clarify
4. What is your average total charge rate for a locum consultant doctor? Please confirm whether this question relates to Locum Consultants employed directly by the Trust, or used via an agency.

5. Who is the highest paid locum Consultant, what is the hourly rate and in what speciality do they practice? Please confirm the information required to answer ‘who’ the highest paid Locum Consultant is. The trust would not look to disclose the name of this individual.

Please note that until we receive a response to this request your FOI will be on ‘clock stop’. This means that the 20 day time frame will be put on hold until you provide us with further clarity.

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East Cheshire NHS Trust
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Dear Foirequests (EAST CHESHIRE NHS TRUST - RJN),

Thanks for coming back to me.

Please see clarification below:

4. What is your average total charge rate for a locum consultant doctor? Please confirm whether this question relates to Locum Consultants employed directly by the Trust, or used via an agency.

I'm referring to agency locum consultants only.

5. Who is the highest paid locum Consultant, what is the hourly rate and in what speciality do they practice? Please confirm the information required to answer ‘who’ the highest paid Locum Consultant is. The trust would not look to disclose the name of this individual.

Please supply the total charge rate and specialty for this particular candidate only.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Mountain

Foirequests (EAST CHESHIRE NHS TRUST - RJN), East Cheshire NHS Trust

Good Morning

Further to your Freedom of Information Request below, I am afraid we need to seek further clarification regarding part of this request.

Could you please clarify in question 4, Do you want the average of ‘total’ amount paid for all agency consultants? Or are you after an hourly rate average? What period is the average over?

Please note that until we receive a response to this request your FOI will be on ‘clock stop’. This means that the 20 day time frame will be put on hold until you provide us with further clarity.

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Freedom of Information
Corporate Affairs & Governance
East Cheshire NHS Trust
01625 661184 (for FoI queries)
Website: www.eastcheshire.nhs.uk

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Dear Foirequests (EAST CHESHIRE NHS TRUST - RJN),

Do you want the average of ‘total’ amount paid for all agency consultants? Yes please.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Mountain

Foirequests (EAST CHESHIRE NHS TRUST - RJN), East Cheshire NHS Trust

Thank you - over what period?

The clockstop will remain until the 22nd October.

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Dear Foirequests (EAST CHESHIRE NHS TRUST - RJN),

October 2017 to date if possible please.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Mountain

Foirequests (EAST CHESHIRE NHS TRUST - RJN), East Cheshire NHS Trust

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