Arrangements for Trust Bank and Agency Locums

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership 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,

Ola Michalik


Dear Ola,


FOI 19-50 Request staffing system


Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request we are now
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Yours sincerely



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