Agency Spend

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Dear Bolton NHS Foundation Trust,

I hope you’re well.

I would like to know the following information please:

1. What is the total Trust spend purely with framework agencies for the recruitment of locum doctors in the past 12 months? Please also provide a break-down of spend per grade, speciality and by each recruitment agency by company name.

2. What is the total Trust spend purely with off-framework agencies for the recruitment of locum doctors in the past 12 months? Please also provide a break-down of spend per grade, speciality and by each recruitment agency by company name.

3. What is the total Trust spend purely with agencies for the recruitment of permanent & fixed term doctors? Please also provide a break-down of spend per grade, speciality and by each recruitment agency by company name.

4. Does your organization use a Direct Engagement scheme? If so, who provides it and when does their contract expire?

5. What percentage of bookings are made outside of the Direct Engagement model (non-DE)?

6. Which medical services do you outsource to external companies & which companies do you outsource to?

7. How many doctors have been booked outside of IR35 in previous 12 months?

8. In which specialty is your highest paid Locum Consultant Doctor and what is their hourly rate?

I hope to hear from you soon

Yours faithfully,

Jenny Carper

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REF:       2021-623           

Subject:   Agency Spend       

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Thank you for your email dated 27^th October 2021 where you requested
information about Agency Spend.

The information you requested is enclosed.  

 

Please see attached

 

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Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton. BL4 0JR.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Department

Informatics Building

Opposite N Block

Royal Bolton Hospital

' 01204 390861

8  [1][email address]

 

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