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Kirsty Duffin made this Freedom of Information request to NHS National Services Scotland

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Dear NHS National Services Scotland,

1 - Can you please provide the following information?

2 - What is the total Temporary agency spend within the last 12 months?

3 - What is the Temporary agency spend for Admin and clerical roles in the last 12 months?

4 - What is the Temporary agency spend for roles such as catering and cleaners in the last 12 months?

5 - Which agencies have you used in the last 12 months?

6 - Do you recruit via a PSL, Master Vendor, Vendor Neutral Managed Solution?

Yours faithfully,

Kirsty Duffin

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FOI (NHS NATIONAL SERVICES SCOTLAND),

 

Dear Kirsty Duffin

 

Freedom of Information Reference:  FOI-2020-000150

 

I refer to your freedom of information request which we received on 08
April 2020, requesting the following information:

 

 

“- What is the total Temporary agency spend within the last 12 months?

 

3 - What is the Temporary agency spend for Admin and clerical roles in the
last 12 months?

 

4 - What is the Temporary agency spend for roles such as catering and
cleaners in the last 12 months?

 

5 - Which agencies have you used in the last 12 months?

 

6 - Do you recruit via a PSL, Master Vendor, Vendor Neutral Managed
Solution?”

 

I confirm that under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002, a response to your information request will be sent within 20
working days of receipt, i.e. no later than 06 May 2020

 

 

Kind regards

 

David Beattie

Business Systems Administrator

Strategy, Performance and Service Transformation

 

NHS National Services Scotland

Gyle Square

1 South Gyle Crescent

EH12 9EB

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NHS National Services Scotland is the common name for the Common Services
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FOI (NHS NATIONAL SERVICES SCOTLAND),

Good afternoon,

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request which has been allocated
reference number FOI-2020-000150.

 

Unfortunately due to exceptional circumstances we have been unable to
action this request within the standard 20 working days.  An extension of
time to respond in line with the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill 2020 has been
applied.

 

The new deadline for releasing the information requested is now 01 July
2020.

 

Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.  If you
have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Kind regards

 

 

David Beattie

Business Systems Administrator

Strategy, Performance and Service Transformation

 

NHS National Services Scotland

Gyle Square

1 South Gyle Crescent

EH12 9EB

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BS-FOI (NHS NATIONAL SERVICES SCOTLAND),

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Dear Kirsty Duffin

 

Freedom of Information Reference: 2020-000150

 

Thank you for your email of 08 April 2020 requesting the information
relating to the NSS agency spend.  I confirm that NSS Finance does hold
the information you have requested and now have pleasure in enclosing the
following documents:

 

Please see attached spreadsheet which contains the information requested
for question 1 to 4 with regards to question 5 we recruit temps primarily
through multi-supplier frameworks either from Scottish Government or the
Crown Commercial Service.

 

I hope this information is helpful to you.  Please do not hesitate to
contact me on [email address] if I can be of any further assistance.

 

If you are unhappy with any aspect of how we have dealt with your request
you can make representations to us asking us to review the handling of
your request.  Please write to the

 

Associate Director, Information Security and Governance

Digital and Security

NHS National Services Scotland

Headquarters

Gyle Square

1 South Gyle Crescent

Edinburgh

EH12 9EB

 

within 40 working days of the date of this correspondence.

 

If after a review you are still unhappy, you also have the right to apply
to the Scottish Information Commissioner, who can be contacted at Kinburn
Castle, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS, or via their [1]online Appeal form.

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me at the above
address.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

David Beattie

Business Systems Administrator

Strategy, Performance and Service Transformation

 

NHS National Services Scotland

Gyle Square

1 South Gyle Crescent

EH12 9EB

[2]E: [3][email address]

 

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