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Rowan Kendall-Jones

Dear Midlands 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

FOI (RRE) MPFT, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Good afternon,

 

I write to acknowledge receipt of your email in which you requested
information under the FOI Act 2000.

Your request is being considered and you will receive a response within
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defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Robert Holmes

FOI Officer

Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust

Trust HQ, St George’s Hospital

Corporation Street

Stafford
ST16 3AG

Tel: 01785 221104 Ext 7128998

Email: [1][email address]

[2]www.mpft.nhs.uk      [3]@mpftnhs          [4]mpftnhs         
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FOI (RRE) MPFT, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Good Afternoon,

Further to your recent request made under the Freedom of Information Act
2000, please see detailed below and attached the Trust’s response:

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?

·       Alyson Sargeant  - Head of Resourcing

·       Tel. 0300 790 7000

·       [1][email address]

 

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:

 

Assuming that you are referring to inpatient services we currently use a
Mastervend which is managed by Medacs Health Care. In exceptional
circumstances we also use: Greenstaff, Elite Nursing and Thornbury Nursing
Services.

 

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?

 

          Our Mastervend is reviewed when their contract is coming to an
end.

 

 

4.        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.]

 

          Step Down Beds, Specialist rehabilitation beds, Winter pressures
beds – Haywood Hospital

          Acute and Forensic Mental Health Beds - Redwoods, Shrewsbury

 

              Acute Nursing – X number of requests

               

          Not applicable.

 

              Mental Health – X number of requests

               

          1118

 

 

              Community Hospitals – X number of requests

 

          614

 

 

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

               

          Alyson Sargeant – Head of Resourcing

          Michelle Green-Howe – Service Lead for Recruitment and Temporary
Staffing

          Jenny Williams – Operational Lead for Temporary Staffing

 

We would be grateful if you could take a minute to fill out our Freedom of
Information Customer Satisfaction Survey (attached) and let us know about
your experience.

Please contact me (Aled Evans) in the first instance if you have any
queries or questions regarding the Trust's response.  However, if you have
any complaints about the handling of your enquiry, please contact:

Head of Information Governance and Records Access Management, Midlands
Partnership Foundation Trust, Trust Headquarters St George's Hospital
Corporation Street Stafford, ST16 3SR
Email: [2][MPFT request email]

You also have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625 545700
Website: [3]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

PLEASE NOTE: As of 1^st June 2018 South Staffordshire and Shropshire
Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has merged with Staffordshire and
Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust to become Midlands Partnership
Foundation Trust.

Yours sincerely

 

Aled Evans

 

FOI Officer

Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust

Trust HQ, St George’s Hospital

Corporation Street

Stafford
ST16 3AG

Tel: 01785 221104 Extension: 7128998

DD: 01785 301314 Extension: 301314

Email: [4][email address]

 

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