Dear Oxleas 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,

Stephen Shreeve

Karen Foreman,

Dear Mr Shreeve

Re: Freedom of Information Request - FOI 1051

Thank you for your email dated 18th March 2013.

Your request will now be processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and I will be in contact with you again as soon as possible to let you know whether the Trust holds the information that you have requested.

With kind regards

Karen Foreman
Information Governance Co-ordinator.
Tel: 01322 299854
Email - [email address]
Fax: 01322 299851

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Karen Foreman,

Dear Mr Shreeve

Re: Freedom of Information Request - FOI 1051

Further to your aforementioned request, could you please clarify the following for Questions 1 & 2:-

Please clarify if you are asking for the number of locums who would be either bank or agency deployed into any of the 5 designations listed on each month of the calender year 2012?

Would the information be required in terms of Whole Time Equivalent or Headcount?

I look forward to receiving your clarification.

With kind regards

Karen Foreman
Information Governance Co-ordinator.
Tel: 01322 299854
Email - [email address]
Fax: 01322 299851

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Karen Foreman,

Dear Mr Shreeve

Further to my previous email, I have also been asked if you could also clarify the following.

For Questions 3 & 4 if you would like to know:-

(1) The total amount we have paid to agencies for the cost of employing staff who are on the agencies payroll, rather than on the Trust's payroll

or

(2) Fees paid to the agencies for the recruitment of staff to the Trust's payroll.

I look forward to your response

With kind regards

Karen Foreman
Information Governance Co-ordinator.
Tel: 01322 299854
Email - [email address]
Fax: 01322 299851

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Dear Karen Foreman,

Option 1 is correct.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Shreeve

Karen Foreman,

Dear Mr Shreeve

Many thanks for your response; however could you also please clarify the following for Questions 1 & 2:-

Please clarify if you are asking for the number of locums who would be either bank or agency deployed into any of the 5 designations listed on each month of the calender year 2012?

Would the information be required in terms of Whole Time Equivalent or Headcount?

I look forward to receiving your reply

With kind regards

Karen Foreman
Information Governance Co-ordinator.
Tel: 01322 299854
Email - [email address]
Fax: 01322 299851

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Karen Foreman,

Dear Mr Shreeve

Further to my previous email, I can confirm that the Trust will be able to provide the information for Questions 3 & 4 of your Freedom of Information request, if we can isolate the information for the groups requested.

Subject to any exemptions or clarifications required, we will respond to Question 3 & 4 by 17th April 2013.

As previously stated in my email, the Trust will not be able to respond to Questions 1 & 2 until you have provided further clarification.

With kind regards

Karen Foreman
Information Governance Co-ordinator.
Tel: 01322 299854
Email - [email address]
Fax: 01322 299851

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Cidney Lucas,

RE: Freedom of Information Request - FOI 1051
 
Dear Stephen,
 
Further to your request for information regarding the total spend on
agency staff by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust for each individual month of
2012, I can confirm that your request is still being processed.
 
The deadline date for the information to be provided to you was 17th April
2013.
 
I have just chased the department responsible for collating the
information and have been informed that they are experiencing a delay due
to lack of resources.
 
Please accept my apologies on behalf of the Trust for this, I will
endeavour to provide you with the information as soon as I receive it from
the approving department.
 
Kind regards.
 
 
Cidney Lucas
Information Governance Team
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Tel:01322 299857
[1][email address]
Fax:01322 299851

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Cidney Lucas,

1 Attachment

RE: Freedom of Information Request - FOI 1051
 
Further to your request for information regarding the total spend on
agency staff by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust for each month of 2012, please
find attached the information as requested.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further
assistance.
 
Kind regards.
 
 
Cidney Lucas
Information Governance Team
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Tel:01322 299857
[1][email address]
Fax:01322 299851

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Cidney Lucas,

RE: Freedom of Information Request - FOI 1051
 
Dear Stephen,
 
Further to my colleague Karen Foreman's emails of 25th March 2013 and 26th
March 2013 requesting clarification regarding the following:
 
1. 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
 
2. The number of locum/temporary/agency substance misuse
practitioners/substance misuse workers/recovery workers/drug & alcohol
workers for each calendar month of 2012
 
Please could you clarify if you are asking for the number of locums who
would be either bank or agency deployed into any of the 5 designations
listed on each month of the calender year 2012?
 
As well as this, would the information be required in terms of Whole Time
Equivalent or Headcount?
 
If you wish for your request to continue to be processed, please provide
clarification of the information you require by 3rd May 2013.
 
If clarification is not received by this date, your request file will be
closed.
 
Kind regards.
 
 
Cidney Lucas
Information Governance Team
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Tel:01322 299857
[1][email address]
Fax:01322 299851

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