Agency Usage

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Dear Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust,

1) In the last 60 days how many hours has your Trust utilised Thornbury Nursing Services for agency nurses?

2)In the last 60 days how many hours has your Trust used on other off frame work providers for agency nurses, please name these providers?

3) In the last 60 days which wards or departments were these TNS requests for?

4) How many long term lines of work or block bookings are currently being supplied by off framework suppliers?

5) Which wards are these off framework suppliers providing block booking or long terms of work on?

6)Can you confirm in the last 60 day which wards/ departments have been most reliant on off framework usage?

Yours faithfully,

Frank Lloyd

SWBH-GM-FOIRequests (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dear Frank

 

Re: FOI request ref: F19/0323

 

Thank you for your freedom of information request received on 16 September
2019.

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. You will receive a response within the statutory
timescale of 20 working days after the date of receipt as defined by the
Act, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference
to a third party. In some circumstances we may be unable to achieve this
deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised
timescale at the earliest opportunity.

 

In some cases there may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and
provision of the information you request. If this is the case you will be
informed and the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we
receive payment from you. If you choose not to make payment then your
request will remain unanswered.

 

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

 

Kind regards

 

Aisha Begum

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ISLAM, Mohammed (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear Frank,

Ref F19/0324 Freedom of Information Request.

With sincere apologies for the delay in providing a response to your Freedom of Information request.

Given a transition in system management and administration of the Freedom of Information requests your response has been delayed.

I would be grateful if you could confirm if you still require this information by return e-mail, then I can ensure this is progressed as soon as possible.

I would also be grateful if you could advise if, given our delay, the information is now not required.

Our sincere thanks for your patience with this matter.

Mohammed Islam

Freedom of Information

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ISLAM, Mohammed (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dear Frank,

 

Freedom of Information request ref: F19/0323

 

Thank you for your freedom of information request received on 16/09/19 by
the Trust. Due to staffing changes within the Trust, your request was not
dealt with in a timely manner. Please accept my apologies for this
oversight.

 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted to locate
information relevant to your request and I can confirm that the
information you have requested is held by Sandwell and West Birmingham
Hospitals NHS Trust and is detailed below:

 

1)      In the last 60 days how many hours has your Trust utilised
Thornbury Nursing Services for agency nurses?

 

Response: None

 

2)      In the last 60 days how many hours has your Trust used on other
off frame work providers for agency nurses, please name these providers?

 

Response: x2 Endoscopy Nurses 300 hours –

 

3)      In the last 60 days which wards or departments were these TNS
requests for?

 

Response: None

 

4)      How many long term lines of work or block bookings are currently
being supplied by off framework suppliers?

 

Response: None

 

5)      Which wards are these off framework suppliers providing block
booking or long terms of work on?

 

6)      Response: None except Endoscopy see above

 

7)      Can you confirm in the last 60 day which wards/ departments have
been most reliant on off framework usage?

 

Response: None

 

I hope that the information provided in this email answers your query.
However, if you are dissatisfied with the response please contact the
Trust in the first instance with the details of your complaint so the
Trust can conduct an internal review. Please address such requests to
[1][Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust request email] or in writing to Kam Dhami, Director
of Governance, Trust Headquarters, Sandwell Hospital, Lyndon, West
Bromwich, B71 4HJ. Alternatively, if you remain unhappy with the outcome
you can appeal directly to the Information Commissioner at the following
address: [2]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Mohammed Islam

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From: FENNER, Glynis (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST)
Sent: 16 September 2019 13:57
To: SWBH-GM-FOIRequests (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST)
Subject: RE: F19/0323 Freedom of Information request

 

Hello Aisha

 

See below

 

Regards

 

Glynis

 

 

 

From: SWBH-GM-FOIRequests (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS
TRUST)
Sent: 16 September 2019 12:55
To: FENNER, Glynis (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST)
Subject: F19/0323 Freedom of Information request

 

Dear Glynis,

 

Re: FOI  Request  ref: F19/0323

 

The Trust has received the following Freedom of Information request which
I believe falls within your business area:

 

1) In the last 60 days how many hours has your Trust utilised Thornbury
Nursing Services for agency nurses? None

 

2)In the last 60 days how many hours has your Trust used on other off
frame work providers for agency nurses, please name these providers? x2
Endoscopy Nurses 300 hours – In terms of the agency name should we
withhold the information given it is maybe commercially sensitive  I if
not then the agency is called Nursco

 

 

3) In the last 60 days which wards or departments were these TNS requests
for? None

 

4) How many long term lines of work or block bookings are currently being
supplied by off framework suppliers? None

 

5) Which wards are these off framework suppliers providing block booking
or long terms of work on? None except Endoscopy see above

 

6)Can you confirm in the last 60 day which wards/ departments have been
most reliant on off framework usage?

 

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, please could you return
this information to me  by no later than 5pm on 27/09/2019.

 

If you do not feel this request falls within your business area, please
notify me as soon as possible so the request can be re-directed in good
time.  If you believe this information is readily available on our Trust
website, may exceed 18 hours’ work to locate, retrieve and extract this
information or you have reason to believe the information requested might
be commercially sensitive or contain personal data, please let me know
within two working days of receipt of this request so we may discuss this
matter further.

 

If you have any questions about this request, please let me know.

 

Kind regards

 

Aisha Begum

Freedom of Information

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