Employment Statistics in Health & Social Care

Leonie made this Freedom of Information request to Northamptonshire County Council

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Dear Northamptonshire County Council,

I am gathering employment and local demographic data in relation to the local health & social care market place. It is with this mind that I hope you can please supply the required information for the following job categories. If possible could this information please be presented for tax year April 2010 - March 2011, annual total and
monthly breakdown.

Qualified Social Workers

Residential Support Workers

Nurses - Prison Nurses / Registered Mental Health Nurses / Registered General Nurses

Allied Health Professionals

1. Total number of staff directly employed across the council per job type, by department
2. Number of temporary agency staff on placement within the council per job type, by department and by supplier
3. Total number of permanent jobs filled/resourced through
recruitment agencies
4. Total spend on direct employment across the council per job type,by department
5. Total spend on temporary agency labour across the council, per job type, per department and by supplier
6. Total spend on permanent fees paid to agencies
7. Average salary for each job role above based on results from April 2010 - March 2011 for direct staff and agency staff

Your assistance with this request is greatly appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Leonie

Freedom of Information, Northamptonshire County Council

Thank you for your request for information as detailed below. Unfortunately I am unable to validate your request and process the same as you have not provided your full name.

In order for us to validate your request and in accordance with S8(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 please provide us with your full name, i.e. surname.

I have considered your request below and would like to confirm we receive numerous requests such as these and are able to search our ERP System for Data Matches only. Therefore can search using the term "Social Worker" and report on the Data Matches. This is not however a true reflection of employees with a Social Work Qualification. An employee could have a Social Work Qualification yet be employed as a Office Manager for example and would therefore not meet the data match criteria.

In addition Northamptonshire County Council employs in excess of 22,000 employees and a request of this extent would far
exceed the fee limit as set out in the Appropriate Limit and Fees Regulations. For information purposes, the fee limit set down by the Regulations is £450.00 and in our case this equates to a maximum of 18 hours’ of search and retrieval time.

Should you wish us to process your request you will need to provide us with your full contact details and may wish to modify your request.

Kind Regards

Diana Ingman
Information Officer
Freedom of Information/Data Protection Team
Business Intelligence and Performance Improvement
Northamptonshire County Council
County Hall
Northampton
NN1 1ED

Tel: 01604 236653
Fax: 01604 237004

[email address]
www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

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Dear Freedom of Information,

We are purely after the number of people working for the council in a Social Worker/Support Worker capacity not those who have the qualification.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Leonie Thatcher

Freedom of Information, Northamptonshire County Council

Dear Ms Thatcher

Freedom of Information Request: FR2995

Further to our telephone conversation and to your e-mail below I am writing to acknowledge your request for information dated 19th September and validated yesterday, 21st September 2011.

Our team is dealing with your request and we will be in contact with you soon. If you have any queries about this email, please contact me quoting the reference FR2995 in any future communications.

You should expect a further response within 20 working days.

Kind Regards

Diana Ingman
Information Officer
Freedom of Information/Data Protection Team
Business Intelligence and Performance Improvement
Northamptonshire County Council
County Hall
Northampton
NN1 1ED

Tel: 01604 236653
Fax: 01604 237004

[email address]
www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thank you very much for your response to this request.

Yours sincerely,

Leonie