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Healthcare Agency Hours and Spend By Discipline (Temporary Workers) FY 2019/2020

Giselle Knight made this Freedom of Information request to Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust,

Please provide the total agency spend of your Trust, for the last financial year, and the total hours supplied by temporary agency staff to your Trust, for the following staffing categories:

Staffing Provision Total Hours FY (2019/2020) Total Yearly Spend (2019/2020)
General Nursing
Theatres (Nursing)
Healthcare Assistants
RMNs (where Applicable)
Doctors (All Specialisms)
AHP/HSS
Non-Medical Non-Clinical
Emergency Nurse Practitioner/
Advanced Nurse Practitioner

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Yours faithfully,

Giselle Knight

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Corporate Governance & Membership Services
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Southend University Hospital, Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 0RY
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Dear Ms Knight ,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 09.11.2020, which
has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).
 Firstly may I apologise on behalf of the trust for the delay in providing
your response, which was primarily due to the demands upon all areas of
the trust during the pandemic.

 

Your request and our initial response are as follows, the remaining
information is to follow as soon as it becomes available:

 

Please provide the total agency spend of your Trust, for the last
financial year, and the total hours supplied by temporary agency staff to
your Trust, for the following staffing categories:

 

1 Staffing Provision Total Hours FY (2019/2020)

 

General Nursing Theatres (Nursing)

Healthcare Assistants RMNs (where Applicable)

Doctors (All Specialisms)

AHP/HSS

Non-Medical Non-Clinical Emergency Nurse Practitioner/ Advanced Nurse
Practitioner

 

This information is to follow as soon as it becomes available

 

2 Total Yearly Spend (2019/2020)

 

General Nursing Theatres (Nursing)

Healthcare Assistants RMNs (where Applicable)

Doctors (All Specialisms)

AHP/HSS

Non-Medical Non-Clinical Emergency Nurse Practitioner/ Advanced Nurse
Practitioner

 

MSE TRUSTS AGENCY SPEND
  Spend 1st April 2019 to 31/03/2020
  BTUH SUHFT MEHT TOTAL
  £'s £'s £'s £'s
Agency        
         
Nursing £3,573,696 2,361,169 8,886,182 14,821,047
Theatre Nursing   202,088   202,088
HCAs £45,890 0   45,890
RMNs (included in Nursing
figures above)       0
Medical Staff £6,577,294 4,963,408 9,795,706 21,336,407
Scientific, Therapeutic &
Technical ( AHP &HSS) £1,415,184 779,260 1,418,336 3,612,780
Non Clinical Staff £2,103,446 1,032,914 1,536,298 4,672,657
       
TOTAL Agency Spend £13,715,510 9,338,838 21,636,522 44,690,869

Please be advised that Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS
Foundation Trust (BTUH) Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
(SHUT) and Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust (MEHT) ceased to exist on
31 March 2020. 

 

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust (MSEFT), which was formed on 1
April 2020 by merger of Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, Basildon
and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Southend
University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, is now responsible for all
Freedom of Information requests concerning the three former trusts.

 

The Freedom of Information address for Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation
Trust is [1][email address].  All future requests should be sent to
that address, from which all responses to new requests will be sent.

 

I hope that the response that the Trust has provided is satisfactory. 
However, if you are dissatisfied with the way in which your Freedom of
Information request has been dealt with you can request an internal
review. Please email [2][email address] within 40 working days with
clarification of what you would like to be reviewed. We will aim to
provide a review response within 20 working days.

 

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to apply to the Information Commissioner to seek resolution to the matter.
Further details can be found on their website:
[3]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/.

 

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Kind regards

 

Nicola Frost

Freedom of Information Manager – MSE Group

Corporate Governance & Membership Services

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Basildon University Hospital, Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL

Telephone: 01268 593631

Email: [5][email address]

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