Direct Engagement for Locum Staff

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, East London NHS Foundation Trust should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear East London NHS Foundation Trust,

What is your agency spend on Medical Locums/AHP’s financial year 2017/2018?

Do you have a Direct Engagement arrangement for Medical Locums/ AHPs? If so who is your current provider?

When does the contract with your current provider expire?

What is the cost of this service and it charged per hour or % fee?

Yours faithfully,

Sarah James

Foi (EAST LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), East London NHS Foundation Trust

Governance & Risk Department
The Green
1 Roger Dowley Court
Russia Lane
London
E2 9NJ

Email [East London NHS Foundation Trust request email]
Sarah James
Via Email: [FOI #566378 email]

Our Ref: FOI DA3076

Dear Sarah James

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request received by the Trust on 5th April 2019.

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From: Sarah James <[FOI #566378 email]>
Sent: 05 April 2019 10:15
To: Foi (EAST LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST)
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Direct Engagement for Locum Staff

Dear East London NHS Foundation Trust,

What is your agency spend on Medical Locums/AHP’s financial year 2017/2018?

Do you have a Direct Engagement arrangement for Medical Locums/ AHPs? If so who is your current provider?

When does the contract with your current provider expire?

What is the cost of this service and it charged per hour or % fee?

Yours faithfully,

Sarah James

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Foi (EAST LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), East London NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

According to our records we have not yet responded to your request. We are very sorry about this as the Trust has experienced technical difficulties.

Please could you confirm whether you still require the below information and we will aim to process your request within 20 working days from your confirmation?

We deeply apologise for any inconveniences.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Team
East London NHS Foundation Trust

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