Agency Spend

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Rowan Kendall-Jones

Dear Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust,

1. Can you please provide me with the name, contact number & email address of the person responsible for agreeing temporary nursing agency contracts for your Trust?

2. Please list your current employment agencies that you are using, how often you are currently using temporary agencies for nursing staff. Answer: The nursing agencies we currently have listed and able to supply are:

3. Along with the above information can you please provide details on how often this is reviewed and the trusts current/future plans for recruitment agencies?

3) From March 2022 to June 2022, which clinical areas have you requested for shifts for
off framework agencies (Adult Nursing, Mental Health, Community Hospitals)? [Please break down numbered shift requests for each area.]

Acute Nursing – X number of requests

Mental Health – X number of requests

Community Hospitals – X number of requests

4. Finally if you can also provide details of the names of the decision makers who ultimately decide which agencies the Trust use?

Yours faithfully,

Rowan Kendall-Jones

LYPFT, Foi (LEEDS AND YORK PARTNERSHIP NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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LYPFT, Foi (LEEDS AND YORK PARTNERSHIP NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Rowan Kendall-Jones,

Thank you for your email requesting information from our Trust.

Having looked at your request we are seeking clarification on the following points;

You have asked for; “The name, contact number & email address of the person responsible for agreeing temporary nursing agency contracts for your Trust?”.

Please could you clarify – did you mean the person responsible for temporary staffing;
The Manager responsible for Agency Staffing in our Trust is Anne Waite, 011330 55000, [email address])
Or the person responsible for contracts;
Our Head of Procurement is Darren Wilson, 011330 55000, [email address]

Also, please could you clarify what is meant by ‘temporary nursing agency contracts’? We do not use ‘Off framework agencies’.

All agency staff are hired through appropriate Framework agreements, therefore selections are based on the agencies listed at;
The NHS London Procurement Partnership LPP Framework
The Crown Commercial Services CCS Framework

Our Trust publishes all financial data, including Agency spend, in our Annual Reports and Accounts, available on our website on the following link; https://www.leedsandyorkpft.nhs.uk/corpo...

As advised, we require clarification of the points raised before we can proceed with compiling our response to ensure that we are providing the appropriate information that you require.

Whilst we are awaiting your clarification, we will place your request “on hold” until we receive your response, extending the 20 working day timescale. Should we not receive your clarification within 20 working days, we will consider your request closed.

Yours faithfully,

Anne-Marie Field
Information Governance Support Officer
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
1st Floor, North Wing, St Mary's House
St Martins View, Leeds, LS7 3LA
Tel: 07717941888
[email address]

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