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

Kpakpo Acquaye made this Freedom of Information request to Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

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 Kpakpo Acquaye MBBS MRCEM

FreedomOfInformation (ROYAL SURREY COUNTY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

Request under Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

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The unique reference number assigned to your request should be quoted in
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We will process your request and confirm back with our information within
20 working days.

 

Freedom of Information

Email: [1][Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email]

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Egerton Road,
Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XX

 

 

 

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FreedomOfInformation (ROYAL SURREY COUNTY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Please find attached FOI 4711 2018 reply.

 

Freedom of Information

Email: [1][Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email]

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Egerton Road,
Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XX

 

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