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Dear Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust,

Do you have an agency service level agreement in place for Medical locums?

Which framework do you currently source staff under?

Which of the below arrangements do you currently have in place?
• Master Vendor
• Preferred supplier list
• No arrangement

What was your spend on medical locums for the last 3 financial years?

Do you have a bank for medical locums?

What value goes through your internal bank currently ?

Do you manage this on a system? If yes how much do you pay for this per annum or if per transaction please confirm?

Do you have any company that runs this for you? If yes how much do you pay for this per annum or if per transaction please confirm?

Yours faithfully,

Sarah James

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

Dear Sarah,

Re: FOI request ref: F19/0023

Thank you for your freedom of information request received on 12 April 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
Freedom of Information

FF[Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust request email]
Trust Headquarters, Health and Wellbeing Centre, Sandwell General Hospital, Lyndon, West Bromwich B71 4HJ

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

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FOI request ref: F19/0023

 

Dear Sarah,

 

Thank you for your freedom of information request received on 12 April
2019 by the Trust.

 

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.                  Do you have an agency service level agreement in place
for Medical locums?

Yes

2.                  Which framework do you currently source staff under?

HealthTrust Europe

3.                  Which of the below arrangements do you currently have
in place?

•             Master Vendor - No

•             Preferred supplier list - Yes

•             No arrangement – No

 

4.                  What was your spend on medical locums for the last 3
financial years?

 

  16-17 17-18 18-19
4. What was your spend on medical
locums for the last 3 financial years? 6,852,153 9,664,241 11,315,562

 

 

5.                  Do you have a bank for medical locums?

Yes

 

6.                  What value goes through your internal bank currently ?

 

  1617 1718 1819

                               

6. What value goes through your Spend for current period
internal bank currently ?     (£1,768,008) only –April 19.

 

 

7.                  Do you manage this on a system? If yes how much do you
pay for this per annum or if per transaction please confirm?

The Trust has taken the decision to withhold the information relating to
this question as it contains specific details about our contractual
arrangements with the provider. This information is commercially sensitive
and is therefore exempt from disclosure under section 43(2) of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000. Releasing this information is likely to prejudice
the commercial interests of the Trust and the provider.

 

8.                  Do you have any company that runs this for you? If yes
how much do you pay for this per annum or if per transaction please
confirm?

The Trust has taken the decision to withhold the information relating to
this question as it contains specific details about our contractual
arrangements with the provider. This information is commercially sensitive
and is therefore exempt from disclosure under section 43(2) of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000. Releasing this information is likely to prejudice
the commercial interests of the Trust and the provider.

 

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
[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:
www.ico.gov.uk

 

Kind Regards

 

Aisha Begum

Freedom of Information

: [Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust request email]

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