Kevin Keenan made this Freedom of Information request to Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Dear Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,
Can you please tell me if the trust used agencies to recruit international nurses, Therapists and doctors during 2018 & 2019?
Did you use agencies that were not on the framework?
If the trust did use agencies, can you tell me how many nurses, Therapists and Doctors were recruited and how much was spent recruiting overseas nurses via both framework and off framework agencies?
Can I also have the total cost to recruit one international nurse/Therapist/Doctor and what upfront costs the trust incurred?
Dear Mr Keenan,
Freedom of Information Act Request Acknowledgment
Thank you for contacting the Freedom of Information Office at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We confirm that we have received your correspondence.
Your request below is being considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days following the date on which the request was received, as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being covered by an exemption or containing reference to a third party.
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With best regards,
Alan Larn | Freedom of Information Officer | Corporate Secretariat |
Mid and South Essex University Hospitals Group
Basildon University Hospital, Nethermayne, Basildon, SS16 5NL
Tel: 01268 524900 ext 2992
Dear Mr Keenan,
I am writing in connection with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which was received on 28 February 2020.
Please be advised that Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTUH) 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.
I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for our inability to provide our response to your request. This lapse in standards is the result of a number of factors, not least the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business processes.
Given the time that has elapsed since you submitted your FOI request, we would be most grateful if you could confirm whether or not you still require a response to your information request. If so, we will expedite completion of your request.
If you no longer require the information, there is no need to reply to this message; we will simply close the request if we have not heard from you by 5pm on 27 October 2020.
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With best regards and our apologies once more,
Corporate Governance Administrator
Freedom of Information
Corporate Governance & Membership Services
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01268 524900 ext 3217
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