Agency Recruitment

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Dear The Rotherham 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

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Dear Steve  

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Dear Steve                                         

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 5 September 2018 under
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the FOI Act).  Please accept our
apologies for the delay in responding to your request.

 

Decision:

 

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust does hold the information that you have
requested and has decided to release the information requested;

 

Your request: Our response:

   
1.            Do you use agencies No
for national and international
permanent doctor and/or nursing
recruitment? If so, do you employ
nurses from the Philippines?

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

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

 
4.            What is your yearly We do not use off-framework
trust spend on agency locum doctors
via OFF-framework agencies, broken
down into grade and specialty?

 
5.            What is your average Average rate for a locum consultant
total charge rate for a locum based on last 12 months’ employment
consultant doctor? history is £113.05

 
6.            Who is the highest Highest paid consultant is in
paid locum Consultant, what is the microbiology and is paid at £136.99
hourly rate and in what specialty do per hour.
they practice?

 
7.            Please can you outline HCL Doctors is our largest provider
your spend per agency, broken down as well as being our vendor
by grade and specialty of doctor provider.  HCL fill our shifts with
over the past 12 months? their own locums or locums from their
subcontractors.   HCL will not
  disclose the names of their
subcontractors due to data
protection.

 

Net invoice total;

 

Sum of Net / net before
discount
£227,250
£405,501
£280,753
£280,880
£493,177
£516,407
£564,349
£494,840
£454,646
£676,203
£529,186
£550,893
£5,474,086

 

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Freedom of Information Office

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

 

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