Dear North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust,

Inline with the freedom of information act terms, please respond to the following questions within the appropriate timeframes:
A) Does the Trust provide onsite accommodation for substantive and temporary staff who require overnight accommodation to execute their duties?
B) If not, does the Trust advise staff of where to book outsourced accommodation?
C) Does the Trust hold any existing relationships with accommodation providers and if so, please name those providers that you use?
D) How much does any outsourced accommodation cost either the Trust or the staff member using it?
E) Using an annual timeframe, how many workers per week book overnight accommodation and what is the average length of booking?

Yours faithfully,

Chloe Buchanan

Yours faithfully,

Chloe Buchanan

FOI Enquiries, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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FOI Enquiries, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

North West Ambulance Service

Email: mailto:[email address]

FOI2082

Dear Chloe

Further to your freedom of information request, please find below the answer to your questions:

A) Does the Trust provide onsite accommodation for substantive and temporary staff who require overnight accommodation to execute their duties?
No

B) If not, does the Trust advise staff of where to book outsourced accommodation?
The trust uses a travel management booking system which finds the best available hotels and pricing based on individual requirements.

C) Does the Trust hold any existing relationships with accommodation providers and if so, please name those providers that you use?
Corporate Travel Management (CTM) Limited

D) How much does any outsourced accommodation cost either the Trust or the staff member using it?
Spend with Corporate Travel Management (CTM) for the financial year 2019/20 was £272,000 inc VAT, this is paid for by the trust.

E) Using an annual timeframe, how many workers per week book overnight accommodation and what is the average length of booking? In financial year 2019/2020 the average no. of nights booked per week was 60 nights. The average length of booking is 2.07 nights.

I hope this information is of assistance.

Regards

Sarah Morley
Freedom of Information
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Tel: 0161 279 4832
Ext: 4776
[mobile number]
www.nwas.nhs.uk

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