AHP Agency Spend & Recruitment Process

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Dear North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust,

I am researching temporary staffing processes and spend within the NHS. Can you provide accurate answers and information to the following questions please:

Q1: What contractual relationships (Master Vendor, Neutral Vendor, Direct Engagement or Other) do you have in place for the supply of AHP locums to the Trust? Please state the name(s) of the various provider/locum agencies used and the relationship with each (e.g. Medacs, direct, Interact, Master Vendor etc.)

Q2: Please state the utilisation rate that has been achieved through each of the relationships detailed in Q1 during the financial year 2017-18. This should amount to the total value of AHP locum spend supplied by each relationship during 2017-18 as a percentage of total AHP locum spend in the same period. (example below)
Provider Spend= %
agency 1- £133,271= 10.14
agency 2- £1,118,496= 85.1
agency 3- £2,310= 0.18
agency 4- £1,343= 0.10
agency 5- £1,245= 0.09
agency 6- £57,679= 4.39
Total: £1,314,344= 100.00

Q3: Please can you break down your total spend on Allied Health Professional (AHP) agency staff during the financial year 2017-18 by the specialisms below:
• Chiropodist/Podiatrist,
• Dietician,
• Occupational Therapist,
• Physiotherapist,
• Prosthetist / Orthotist,
• Imaging Professionals,
• Speech / Language Professionals.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Blackwell

RABY, Colette (NORTH WEST ANGLIA NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Alex

 

Reference Number FOI 2018 - 321

 

Thank you for your request for information about AHP agency spend and the
recruitment process at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

 

We anticipate being able to provide a response within the timescales
allowed under the Act.

 

In the meantime if you have any questions regarding this request please
contact us directly quoting the reference number above.

 

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1^st April 2017 and
comprises of Peterborough City Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Hospital and
Stamford & Rutland Hospital.  The Trust also provides community clinics at
Princess of Wales Hospital in Ely, Doddington Hospital and North Cambs
Hospital in Wisbech.  Further information is available via our website
[1]www.nwangliaft.nhs.uk.

 

Any future Freedom of Information requests should be addressed to North
West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust using the email address below.

 

The Freedom of Information Team

Hinchingbrooke Hospital

[2][email address]

 

 

 

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RABY, Colette (NORTH WEST ANGLIA NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

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Ref: FOI/2018/321

 

Dear Alex

 

Thank you for your recent enquiry under the Freedom of Information Act.
Please find your response detailed below.

 

Requesters Question and Trust Response:

 

Q1: What contractual relationships (Master Vendor, Neutral Vendor, Direct
Engagement or Other) do you have in place for the supply of AHP locums to
the Trust? Please state the name(s) of the various provider/locum agencies
used and the relationship with each (e.g. Medacs, direct, Interact, Master
Vendor etc.)

 

Nil Master Vender - Brookson Direct as Direct Engagement model

 

Q2: Please state the utilisation rate that has been achieved through each
of the relationships detailed in Q1 during the financial year 2017-18.
This should amount to the total value of AHP locum spend supplied by each
relationship during 2017-18 as a percentage of total AHP locum spend in
the same period.

 

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Q3: Please can you break down your total spend on Allied Health
Professional (AHP) agency staff during the financial year 2017-18 by the
specialisms below:

 

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Please note that this response has been provided within the 20 working day
timeframe as stipulated in the Act.

 

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1^st April 2017 and
comprises of Peterborough City Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Hospital and
Stamford & Rutland Hospital.  The Trust also provides community clinics at
Princess of Wales Hospital in Ely, Doddington Hospital and North Cambs
Hospital in Wisbech.  Further information is available via our website
[3]www.nwangliaft.nhs.uk.

 

Any future Freedom of Information requests should be addressed to North
West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust using the email address
[4][North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust request email].

 

Should you remain dissatisfied with the outcome you have a right under s50
of the Freedom of Information Act to appeal against the decision by
contacting:

 

Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely

 

Colette Raby

Freedom of Information Officer

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

[5][email address]

 

 

 

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Dear RABY, Colette (NORTH WEST ANGLIA NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

thanks for your response, unfortunately the attachments are not readable, can these be sent in a different format?

Yours sincerely,

Alex Blackwell

RABY, Colette (NORTH WEST ANGLIA NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Alex

Thank you for your email. Please find attached an excel document containing the responses to Q2 and Q3. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.

Kind regards

Colette Raby
Freedom of Information Officer
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
[email address]

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