Allied Health Professionals

Helen Jones made this Freedom of Information request to Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust,

I would like to request that you provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1) Please can you confirm what your total spend on Allied Health Professional (AHP) agency staff was during the financial year 2014-15?
Can you please break this financial information down by AHP specialism:
• Arts Therapists,
• Chiropodist/Podiatrist,
• Dietician,
• Occupational Therapist,
• Physiotherapist,
• Prosthetist / Orthotist,
• Imaging Professionals,
• Speech / Language Professionals.

2) Please can you confirm the names of the organisation/s you procure temporary Allied Health Professionals (AHP) from?

To provide additional clarity on my request, ‘temporary Allied Health Professionals’ is to mean all persons who are AHPs and are not on permanent contracts of employment with the Board, but are supplied via employment agencies.

Yours faithfully,

Helen Jones

Freedom Of Information Requests (LCFT), Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Hi Helen

Thank you for your enquiry. As per the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you will be sent a response within twenty working days i.e. 23rd June 2015 For all future correspondence please quote the reference shown in the subject line above.

Regards
 
Sue Stone
Information Governance Specialist & RA Agent
 
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
 Phone: 01772 773799
[mobile number]
e-mail:  [email address]
post address:    Victoria House, Thornton Road, Morecambe, LA4 5QG
                         or Sceptre Point, Sceptre Way, Walton Summit, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6AW

PLEASE NOTE: I am on leave 4th - 8th and 29th June 2015.

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Freedom Of Information Requests (LCFT), Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Hi Helen

The Trust response to your recent FOI request is as follows:

 

Q1 - 2014/15 £155,274

 

This relates to all agency AHP costs - we are unable to break down this
figure into the requested categories as the information is not coded in
this way.

 

Q2 –

The organisations that currently provide Trust agency AHPS are:

 

Maxxima Ltd
Pulse
Reed
Sugarman Group
Piers Meadows
Reed Employment

 

If you are unhappy with the way the Trust has handled your request, you
may ask for an internal review by contacting the FOI Lead at
[1][email address] If you are not content with the
outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to
the Information Commissioner for a decision. 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

Fax: 01625 524 510

 

Regards

 

Sue Stone

Information Governance Specialist & RA Agent

 

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

 Phone: 01772 773799

[mobile number]

e-mail:  [2][email address]

post address:    Victoria House, Thornton Road, Morecambe, LA4 5QG

                         or Sceptre Point, Sceptre Way, Walton Summit,
Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6AW

 

PLEASE NOTE: I am on leave 4th - 8th and 29th June 2015.

 

 

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