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Arrangements for Trust Bank and Agency Locums

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Dear The Princess Alexandra Hospital 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

FOI (RQW) Pr Alexandra Hosp Tr, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

Dear Ms James,

Thank you for your email received 16/04/2019. Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we are required to provide a response within 20 working days following the first working day of receipt.

You can expect to receive a response on 14/05/2019 however your request will be processed as soon as possible. We will advise you if we do not hold the information or if it falls within one of the exemptions laid down in the act.

Your request has been given the reference number FOI 19-206. Please use this in all future correspondence regarding this request.

We will contact you if we require any further clarification.

Kind regards

FOI team

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

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FOI (RQW) Pr Alexandra Hosp Tr, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

FOI (RQW) Pr Alexandra Hosp Tr would like to recall the message, "FOI 19-206 (acknowledgement) ".
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Marriott Lynne (RQW) Pr Alexandra Hosp Tr, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

Dear Ms James,

Thank you for your email received 16/04/2019. Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we are required to provide a response within 20 working days following the first working day of receipt.

You can expect to receive a response on 14/05/2019 however your request will be processed as soon as possible. We will advise you if we do not hold the information or if it falls within one of the exemptions laid down in the act.

Your request has been given the reference number FOI 19-206. Please use this in all future correspondence regarding this request.

We will contact you if we require any further clarification.

Kind regards

FOI team

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

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FOI (RQW) Pr Alexandra Hosp Tr, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

Dear Ms James

I am writing to confirm that the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust has now completed its search for the information which you requested on 16/04/2019 and can respond as follows:

Do you have an agency service level agreement in place for Medical locums? – via CPP framework

Which framework do you currently source staff under? – CPP framework

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

What was your spend on medical locums for the last 3 financial years?
16/17 = £6,603,328
17/18 = £5,923,245
18/19 = £4,143,066

Do you have a bank for medical locums? - Yes

What value goes through your internal bank currently ? - For 18/19 = £7,756,188

Do you manage this on a system? If yes how much do you pay for this per annum or if per transaction please confirm?
Managed via NHS Professionals. We are unable to provide the actual spend as this information would be commercially sensitive and therefore exempt under Section 43 of The Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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?
Managed via NHS Professionals. We are unable to provide the actual spend as this information would be commercially sensitive and therefore exempt under Section 43 of The Freedom of Information Act 2000.

If you have any queries about this response please do not hesitate to contact us. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not happy with the service you have received in relation to your request and would like to make a complaint or request a review of our decision you should write to: The Chief Executive, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, Hamstel Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1QX.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint you may request a decision from the Information Commissioner. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust.

You can contact the ICO at: The Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, Sk9 5AF.

Kind regards

FOI Team
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

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