Agency Staffing

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Dear Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust,

I am compiling a report on agency spend in the NHS. Please kindly provide me with the following information;

The number of locum/temporary/agency Substance Misuse Nurses/Addiction Nurses/Drug & Alcohol Nurses/Prison Nurses/Offender Health Nurses for each calendar month of 2012 i.e.
January 2012 5 Nurses

The number of locum/temporary/agency Substance Misuse Practitioners/Substance Misuse Workers/Recovery Workers/Drug & Alcohol Workers for each calendar month of 2012 i.e.
January 2012 5 Workers

The total monthly fees paid to recruitment agencies for staff working in prison settings for each calendar month of 2012 i.e.
January 2012 £100,000 paid to agencies.

The total monthly fees paid to recruitment agencies for staff working in substance misuse /drug and alcohol teams for each calendar month of 2012 i.e.
January 2012 £100,000 paid to agencies.

Your help in this matter is very much appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

John Shreeve

FOI Office,

Dear Mr Shreeve,

Thank you for your request for information regarding agency staffing. Your request was received on 18/03/2013 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case I will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before I will proceed to deal with your request.

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless the Trust does not hold the information or there is a reason for it to be withheld. I will write to you in any event.

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Yours sincerely

Trust FOI Officer
Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust
50 Summer Hill Road
Birmingham
B1 3RB
Tel: 0121 301 1274
e-mail: [email address]
website: www.bsmhft.nhs.uk

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Dear Mr Shreeve

 

Thank you for your request for information which we received on
18.03.2013:

 

     The number of locum/temporary/agency Substance Misuse

     Nurses/Addiction Nurses/Drug & Alcohol Nurses/Prison

     Nurses/Offender Health Nurses for each calendar month of 2012 i.e.

     January 2012 5 Nurses

    

     The number of locum/temporary/agency Substance Misuse

     Practitioners/Substance Misuse Workers/Recovery Workers/Drug &

     Alcohol Workers for each calendar month of 2012 i.e.

     January 2012 5 Workers

    

     The total monthly fees paid to recruitment agencies for staff

     working in prison settings for each calendar month of 2012 i.e.

     January 2012 £100,000 paid to agencies.

    

     The total monthly fees paid to recruitment agencies for staff

     working in substance misuse /drug and alcohol teams for each

     calendar month of 2012 i.e. January 2012 £100,000 paid to agencies.

 

 

We have considered your request and can provide the following information
in the document attached.

 

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