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Rowan Kendall-Jones

Dear Berkshire Healthcare 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

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

Dear Rowan,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. We will respond as soon as possible.

Kind Regards,
Jennifer Davies
Business Executive Administrator for Executive Office
Corporate HQ Administration Team
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Rowan,

 

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:

 

2. Please list your current employment agencies that you are using, how
often you are currently using temporary agencies for nursing staff.

• Can you please confirm if you are wanting information solely on agency
use for registered nursing, or to include nursing support workforce
too?
• Regarding the useage of agencies, we can provide the spend with the
agencies or how many filled hours for a specific time-period. Please
confirm which you would prefer?

 

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 Business Assistant

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

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Rowan Kendall-Jones

Dear FOI BHT - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust,

Please see below reply:

• Can you please confirm if you are wanting information solely on agency
use for registered nursing, or to include nursing support workforce
too?

- Please supply information for nurses and nursing support workforce but in seperate tabs. To highlight which agency is supplying which type of staff.

• Regarding the useage of agencies, we can provide the spend with the
agencies or how many filled hours for a specific time-period. Please
confirm which you would prefer?

- Please supply total spend.

Yours sincerely,

Rowan Kendall-Jones

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

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Hi Rowan,

 

Many thanks for clarifying your questions with us. I have sent this onto
our team to action.

 

Kind regards,

 

Nicole Stewart

Freedom of Information Officer/ Executive Business Assistant

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

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Rowan Kendall-Jones

Dear FOI BHT - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust,

Please can you provide an update on this request?

Yours sincerely,

Rowan Kendall-Jones

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

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Dear Rowan,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

As per my email sent to you on 28th June 2022 where we were asking for
clarification on your request; the 20-working day clock is reset once we
received clarification from you. With this in mind, the new deadline for
us to respond to your request is now 1st August 2022.

 

Please rest assured that we are working on your request and will send our
formal response to you as soon as we can.

 

Kind regards,

Nicole

 

Nicole Stewart

Freedom of Information Officer/ Executive Business Assistant

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

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Dear Rowan,

 

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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