Freedom of Information request - Direct Engagement of Locum Staff using third parties

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Dr Colin Iain Campbell MBChB FRSPH

Dear Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

Freedom of Information request - Direct Engagement of Locum Staff using third parties

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I would be interested in any information held by your organisation regarding my request. I understand that I do not have to specify particular files or documents and it is the departments responsibility to provide the information I require. If you need further clarification please contact me via this website (or email). I would like to request the following information:
1. Does your organization use a Direct Engagement scheme?
2. If so, who provides it? And when did you start using it?
3. Did you take external legal advice before entering into it and, if so, from whom did you take external legal advice?
4. What has your total locum/temporary staffing spend since you started using the scheme? If you started using the scheme before April 2017 please also state the total locum/temporary staffing spend since April 2017.
5. How does the third party direct engagement facilitator save you money on the agency spend? Please answer in short point form
6. How much has been paid to the third party direct engagement facilitator thus far?
7. Was this payment calculated as a percentage of the savings generated by employing the services of the third party direct engagement facilitator? If so, what percentage is this?

I would like the information to be provided by email or on this website in electronic form. If my request is denied in whole or in part I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request. I look forward to your response within 20 working days as outlined by the statute. Many thanks for your assistance with this request.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Colin Iain Campbell MBChB FRSPH

Accesstoinformationoffice (WIRRAL UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Our Ref:           LMS/LG/JT/Access. 56597-05-18

 

 

Dear Dr Campbell

 

We acknowledge receipt of your request for information received in this
office on Wednesday 16^th May 2018.

 

Please note, as the Freedom of Information Act requires us to produce your
requested information within 20 working days, any information we hold
should be sent out by Thursday 14^th June 2018.

 

In accordance with the Act no charge is applicable unless the costs
involved exceed £450.00.  You will be advised if a charge is appropriate
before the information is sent to you.

 

Please be aware that it is important that you advise us at the time of
each new application if you wish to re-use the information we provide for
commercial purposes.  When you receive our completed response and are
satisfied with the information provided we would be grateful if you could
email us to officially request re-use and for what purpose.  

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jan Taylor

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Head of Information Governance & Records Management

Data Protection Officer and Copyright Lead

With responsibility for Data Quality, Clinical Coding & Information
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Information Governance Department

Direct Dial: 0151 604 7120

Main Switchboard: 0151 678 5111 Ext 8477

Fax: 0151 604 7394

Email: [2][Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email]

 

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Our Ref:            LMS/LG/JT/Access. 56597-05-18

 

 

Dear Dr Campbell

 

 

We do apologise profusely for the delay in responding to your request for
information

 

Please be advised your request is currently being processed but we are
still awaiting information from the department supplying the response on
behalf of the Trust. We have sent a reminder to them today.

 

Therefore, we would respectfully like to request more time in which to
respond.

 

Hopefully a full and final response should be with you shortly

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jan Taylor

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Sent by Jan Taylor (Mrs) on behalf of Lin Snow

Head of Information Governance & Records Management

Data Protection Officer and Copyright Lead

With responsibility for Data Quality, Clinical Coding & Information
Security

Information Governance Department

Direct Dial: 0151 604 7120

Main Switchboard: 0151 678 5111 Ext 8477

Fax: 0151 604 7394

Email: [2][Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email]

 

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Dr Colin Iain Campbell MBChB FRSPH

Dear Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Freedom of Information request - Direct Engagement of Locum Staff using third parties'.

Thank you for your apology and understanding regarding the length of time it has taken to get a response. I appreciate that the fault will likely lie with the department responding here rather than the Information Governance team.

I do not consider that this department has responded promptly and they are thus likely to be in breach of their statutory obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Could I ask that the Information Governance Department launch an internal review to compel prompt disclosure from them. At this juncture I will hold off on escaltion to the Information Comissioner's Office.

-------------FURTHER FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST ------

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 please additionally disclose:

1) All internal discussion, minutes, emails, notes, or other records relating to the processing of my original FOI request by both the Information Governance Team, and all departments handling this.
2) Please disclose any correspondence (in any form) with the scheme opperator, NHS Improvement (including any contact which may have occured from Martin Innes) relating to this request.
3) The minutes of any board meetings at which this request, or Direct Engagement, has been discussed since the date of the original request.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/f...

Yours faithfully,

Dr Colin Iain Campbell MBChB FRSPH

Accesstoinformationoffice (WIRRAL UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Our Ref:            LMS/LG/JT/Access. 56597-05-18

 

 

Dear Dr Campbell

                                                  

 

Please find attached our response to your recent request for information
in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act.

 

We also would like to offer our sincere apologies again for the delay you
have experienced in receiving this information.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jan Taylor

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Sent by Jan Taylor (Mrs) on behalf of Lin Snow

Head of Information Governance & Records Management

Data Protection Officer and Copyright Lead

With responsibility for Data Quality, Clinical Coding & Information
Security

Information Governance Department

Direct Dial: 0151 604 7120

Main Switchboard: 0151 678 5111 Ext 8477

Fax: 0151 604 7394

Email: [2][Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email]

 

Normal Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

 

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