CCG Agency Expenditure 19/20

James Allen made this Freedom of Information request to NHS England

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Dear NHS England,

Please can you provide a breakdown of each CCGs total expenditure on agency (temporary) staff spending for the financial year 2019/20 (April 2019 - March 2020).

By agency workers, i am defining this as temporary workers supplied through an agency, excluding interim workers and fixed term contract posts.

Yours faithfully,

James Allen

CONTACTUS, England (NHS ENGLAND & NHS IMPROVEMENT - X24), NHS England

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FOITEAMCRMMAILBOX (NHS ENGLAND & NHS IMPROVEMENT - X24), NHS England

Dear James Allen,  

Thank you for your communication dated 14 July 2020.

NHS England has assessed your communication as a request under the Freedom
of Information (FOI) Act 2000. As such, your request is being dealt with
under the terms of the FOI Act, and has been allocated the following
reference number: FOI- 2007-1214059.

Your exact request was:

“Please can you provide a breakdown of each CCGs total expenditure on
agency (temporary) staff spending for the financial year 2019/20 (April
2019 - March 2020). By agency workers, i am defining this as temporary
workers supplied through an agency, excluding interim workers and fixed
term contract posts.”

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Dear FOITEAMCRMMAILBOX (NHS ENGLAND & NHS IMPROVEMENT - X24),

Many thanks for getting back to me, i wanted to understand whether the reporting from CCGs to NHS England-Improvement has changed. I question this as this data has previously been provided in previous years, i came across a 18/19 FOI request, from which i mirrored to allow for the data to be collected based on it's success (referenced below). Can you please confirm if reporting to NHSE-I has changed

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours sincerely,

James Allen

FOITEAMCRMMAILBOX (NHS ENGLAND & NHS IMPROVEMENT - X24), NHS England

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Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information
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Office of the Chairs, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer

NHS England
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REDDITCH
B97 9PT

Tel: 0300 311 22 33
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FOITEAMCRMMAILBOX (NHS ENGLAND & NHS IMPROVEMENT - X24), NHS England

Dear James Allen

Further to your Freedom of Information request reference FOI-2007-1222279

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NHS England
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FOITEAMCRMMAILBOX (NHS ENGLAND & NHS IMPROVEMENT - X24), NHS England

Dear James Allen, 

Re:     Freedom of Information request (FOI - 2007-1222279)

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 23 July
2020.

Your exact request was:-  

Many thanks for getting back to me, i wanted to understand whether the
reporting from CCGs to NHS England-Improvement has changed. I question
this as this data has previously been provided in previous years, i came
across a 18/19 FOI request, from which i mirrored to allow for the data to
be collected based on it's success (referenced below). Can you please
confirm if reporting to NHSE-I has changed

[1]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

NHS England holds this information.

The CCG accounts will be available later than usual because of delays with
finalising the information due to the Covid response. As yet we are
unfortunately able to provide an exact date for this.

We hope this information is helpful. However, if you are dissatisfied, you
have the right to ask for an internal review. This should be requested in
writing within two months of the date of this letter. Your correspondence
should be labelled “Internal Review” and should outline your concerns
and/or the area(s) you would like the review to consider. Internal Review
requests should be sent to:

NHS England
PO Box 16738
REDDITCH
B97 9PT

Email: [2][NHS England request email]

Please quote the reference number  FOI - 2007-1222279 in any future
communications.

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’s Office (ICO) can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113
Email: [3][email address]  
Website: [4]www.ico.org.uk

Please note there is no charge for making an appeal.

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anonymised and published on our website as part of our disclosure log.

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0300 3 11 22 33, [5][NHS England request email].

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information
Corporate Communications Team
Transformation and Corporate Operations Directorate

NHS England
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Dear FOITEAMCRMMAILBOX (NHS ENGLAND & NHS IMPROVEMENT - X24),

In response to my original request on 19/20 CCG agency spend, you stated the following:
"The CCG accounts will be available later than usual because of delays with
finalising the information due to the Covid response. As yet we are
unfortunately able to provide an exact date for this."

As some time has passed since this response, are you now able to now provide this information please? If this information cannot be provided, please could you provide a date for when you might be able to?

Thanks
James Allen