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

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Dr Colin Iain Campbell MBChB FRSPH

Dear 2Gether 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

Information-Freedom (2GETHER NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust

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EVANS, Lisa (2GETHER NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Dr Campbell

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Would you please provide some clarification on the following points to allow us to respond appropriately.

Q4. Can you confirm if this is total spend on temporary staffing or just medical agency, are you looking for just spend made through any direct engagement scheme?

Q6. Can you confirm if you mean the service fee for any direct engagement scheme?

Many thanks

Lisa Evans
Information Governance and Board Committee Officer
2gether NHS Foundation Trust
Trust HQ
Rikenel

Tel: 01452 894266
E-mail: [email address]

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Dr Colin Iain Campbell MBChB FRSPH

Dear EVANS, Lisa (2GETHER NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

I am looking for the spend through all Direct Engagement Schemes and the service fee/commission for all Direct Engagement Schemes.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Colin Iain Campbell MBChB FRSPH

EVANS, Lisa (2GETHER NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Dr Campbell

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request.   Please find
the Trust’s response attached.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Lisa Evans

Information Governance and Board Committee Officer

^2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Trust HQ

Rikenel

 

Tel:      01452  894266

E-mail: [1][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr Colin Iain Campbell MBChB FRSPH

Dear 2Gether 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 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Freedom of Information request - Direct Engagement of Locum Staff using third parties'.

Could I please ask you to clarify why the trust does not hold the information on how liaison's scheme saves the trust money? We believe a significant component of this to be avoided VAT on agency bills and would welcome a review on this point (it seems inconceivable that the reason a contract for such a huge value was entered into is not held?).

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

Under the Freedom of Information Act 200 I request that you disclose:

1 )Please disclose any communications/documents relating to he procurement of this service
2) Was the procurement handled in house or was it handled on the Trust's behalf by a framework/procurement partnership ?
3) If a framework/procurement partnership negotiated the deal with the direct engagement supplier on the trust's behalf who undertook this on 2gether's behalf?
4) Is contracted out procurement of such tax services why the trust does not hold this information?

Many thanks.

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

Information-Freedom (2GETHER NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Dr Campbell

Thank you for your request for a review of a recent Freedom of Information response. Please find the outcome of my review attached.

Yours sincerely

John

John McIlveen
Trust Secretary
2gether NHS Foundation Trust
01452 894166

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EVANS, Lisa (2GETHER NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Dr Campbell

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request.   Please find
the Trust’s response attached.

 

Kind regards

 

Lisa Evans

Information Governance and Board Committee Officer

^2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Trust HQ

Rikenel

 

Tel:      01452  894266

E-mail: [1][email address]

 

 

 

 

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