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Dear Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust,

I hope you're well.

1.What is the total Trust spend purely with framework agencies for the recruitment of locum doctors and therapists 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 and therapists 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 and therapists in the past 6 months? 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 ?

9. How many individual locums do you have working with each specific agency ? please provide each recruitment agency by company name and how many

Yours faithfully,

steven cook

FOI BHT - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Steven,

Thank you for your request for information. We will respond as soon as possible.

Regards,
Sandra

Sandra Henderson
Executive Administrator
Corporate HQ Administration Team

2nd Floor, Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell RG12 1BQ

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Dear Steve,

 

Thank you for your FOI request.

 

In order for us to understand and respond to your FOI request fully, we
ask that you clarify your request:

 

o Can you please confirm if this FOI is in regards to agency spend on
permanent staff recruitment or temporary staff recruitment?
o Can you please clarify what you mean by ‘medical services’ in Q6?

 

Please note, while we are awaiting clarification from you, the 20 working
day deadline to respond to FOI requests has stopped.

 

The 20 working day clock to respond to your request will start again on
the working day that we receive your clarification.

 

Kind regards,

 

Nicole Stewart

Freedom of Information Officer/ Executive Assistant

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

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Dear FOI BHT - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust,

Thanks for your email.

Please see answers to your queries below:

• Please can you provide agency spend on temporary staff only?
• Apologies, I’m referring to ‘Clinical Services’ in Q6, not Medical.

Many thanks

Yours sincerely,

steven cook

FOI BHT - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Steven,

Thank you for clarifying, I have forwarded this onto our team to answer.

Kind regards,

Nicole Stewart
Freedom of Information Officer/ Executive Assistant
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Steven,

 

I wanted to give you an update regarding your FOI request.

 

We are making good progress, however we have encountered delays due to our
staff having to be redeployed to support with the booster vaccine
roll-out. Therefore, our response to your request will be delayed.

 

We will continue to work on your request and I anticipate to have this
sent over to you in due course.

 

Kind regards,

 

Nicole Stewart

Freedom of Information Officer/ Executive Business Assistant

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

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Dear Steven,

 

I wanted to follow-up and keep you updated as the progress of your FOI
Request.

 

We are still working on your request and I hope to get this sent back to
you as soon as possible.

 

Apologies for the delay.

 

Kind regards,

 

Nicole Stewart

Freedom of Information Officer/ Executive Business Assistant

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

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From: FOI BHT - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Sent: 24 December 2021 15:17
To: steven cook <[FOI #808182 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Agency Spend - 291

 

Dear Steven,

 

I wanted to give you an update regarding your FOI request.

 

We are making good progress, however we have encountered delays due to our
staff having to be redeployed to support with the booster vaccine
roll-out. Therefore, our response to your request will be delayed.

 

We will continue to work on your request and I anticipate to have this
sent over to you in due course.

 

Kind regards,

 

Nicole Stewart

Freedom of Information Officer/ Executive Business Assistant

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

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Dear Steven,

 

I apologise that we haven’t yet responded to your FOI request – we are
continuing to work on this request, and I hope to send this to you as soon
as possible.

 

Apologies for the delay.

 

Kind regards,

Nicole

 

Nicole Stewart

Freedom of Information Officer/ Executive Business Assistant

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

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From: FOI BHT - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Sent: 14 January 2022 12:26
To: steven cook <[FOI #808182 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Agency Spend - 291

 

Dear Steven,

 

I wanted to follow-up and keep you updated as the progress of your FOI
Request.

 

We are still working on your request and I hope to get this sent back to
you as soon as possible.

 

Apologies for the delay.

 

Kind regards,

 

Nicole Stewart

Freedom of Information Officer/ Executive Business Assistant

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

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From: FOI BHT - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Sent: 24 December 2021 15:17
To: steven cook <[3][FOI #808182 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Agency Spend - 291

 

Dear Steven,

 

I wanted to give you an update regarding your FOI request.

 

We are making good progress, however we have encountered delays due to our
staff having to be redeployed to support with the booster vaccine
roll-out. Therefore, our response to your request will be delayed.

 

We will continue to work on your request and I anticipate to have this
sent over to you in due course.

 

Kind regards,

 

Nicole Stewart

Freedom of Information Officer/ Executive Business Assistant

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

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Dear Steve,

 

My sincere apologies for the delayed response. Please find attached our
response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

Kind regards,

 

Nicole Stewart

Freedom of Information Officer/ Executive Business Assistant

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

 
 

 

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