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Martin Green made this Freedom of Information request to Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

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Dear Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please supply the following:

In the past 12 months, how much moeny did the trust spend on locum doctors?
How much did it spend on agency nurses?
What was the largest single payment to a locum for a shift? (e.g. £5,000 for 24 hour shift)
And what was the highest hourly rate paid to a locum?
(e.g. £500 per hour for an eight hour shift)

Yours faithfully,

Martin Green

MEHT FOI (RQ8) Mid Essex Hospital, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

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MEHT FOI (RQ8) Mid Essex Hospital, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act. Please see our response beneath:

Q1 In the past 12 months, how much money did the trust spend on
locum doctors?
From Oct 2009 to Sept 2010 £4,190k was spent on external medical locums
and £3,581k on internally employed medical locums by the Trust.

Q2 How much did it spend on agency nurses?
From Oct 2009 to Sept 2010 £3,873k was spent on nurse agency staff by the
Trust.

With respect to question 3 and 4 this information is not collected at
source and would therefore require an analysis of all agency invoices to
ascertain the information requested. The time and cost required to do
this would fall outside the scope of an FOI request. However a response
has been given below as follows:

Q3 What was the largest single payment to a locum for a shift? (e.g.
£5,000 for 24 hour shift)
The largest payment for a single shift will be for those that cover a 24
hour period when it is necessary to cover medical on call. As an example
a 24hr shift has cost £1,858 . This is an infrequent occurrence.

Q4 And what was the highest hourly rate paid to a locum? (e.g. £500
per hour for an eight hour shift)
As far as can be ascertained within the constraints given above the
highest rate per hour paid over this period was £77 per hour for locum
medical staff.

Note: for monetary values "k" denores thousands.

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Rebecca Pascoe-Youell
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Under the Freedom of Information Act, please supply the following:

In the past 12 months, how much moeny did the trust spend on locum
doctors?
How much did it spend on agency nurses?
What was the largest single payment to a locum for a shift? (e.g.
£5,000 for 24 hour shift)
And what was the highest hourly rate paid to a locum?
(e.g. £500 per hour for an eight hour shift)

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust Caring for you, Caring about you.
Information in this message may contain confidential and privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient please accept our
apologies; please do not disclose, copy or distribute information in this
e-mail or take any action in reliance on its contents: to do so is
strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. Please inform us that this
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Content of emails received by this Trust will be subject to disclosure
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Unless the information is
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