Dear Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust,

I would like to make a freedom of information request for:

1) The number of locum/ agency staff at the trust within the
pharmacy department AND the total locum spend within that job
group from
this financial tax year to date.

2) The number of permanent members of staff within the pharmacy
department

3) Please can you confirm the names of the organisations you
procure these agency staff from?

Yours faithfully,

Ross Wilding

penninecare foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Wilding,

FOI ref: 2015/0926

Thank you for your request for information dated 6th August 2015.

We will consider your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. You should receive a response within 20 working days, in this case by 4th September 2015.
The information you have requested might not be given to you if it is exempt or contains references to third parties.

We will inform you if:

• we are unable to achieve this deadline. We aim to give you a revised due date as soon as possible.
• we are unable to give you the information as responding to your request exceeds the 'appropriate limit'. This might apply if it would take us longer than 18 hours to retrieve, collate and provide the information you request.
• we need to transfer your request (in full or part) to another public authority so we can fully answer your request.

If you have any questions about this request, please contact me quoting the reference number above.

Kind regards

Sarah Browne
Senior Information Governance & Risk Officer
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
225 Old Street
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL6 7SR

Website: www.penninecare.nhs.uk

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penninecare foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

[1][FOI #284590 email]

 

Dear Mr Wilding,

 

FOI ref:  2015/0926

 

Further to your email below, I can now respond to your request dated 6^th
August 2015.

 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within Pennine
Care NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) to locate the requested information
and I can confirm that the information requested is held by the Trust.

 

1)    “The number of locum/ agency staff at the trust within the  pharmacy
department AND the total locum spend within that job  group from  this
financial tax year to date.”

Total number of locum/agency staff within the Pharmacy department is 1.0
wte. Spend for 2015/16 to date is £6,233.78

 

2)    “The number of permanent members of staff within the pharmacy 
department”

The number of permanent members of staff within the Pharmacy department is
24 (made up of 21.1 wte)

 

3)    Please can you confirm the names of the organisations you  procure
these agency staff from?

            HCL Healthcare

 

Complaint Rights

 

Your attention is drawn to the details below, which outline your right of
complaint.

 

Should you have any further queries concerning this matter, please email,
write or contact the team on telephone number 0161 716 3147 quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Julie Higginbottom

Information Governance Administrator

 

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR

 

 

 

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COMPLAINT RIGHTS

 

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

 

You have the right to require Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust to review
their decision.

 

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer that dealt with your request.

 

Ask to have the decision looked at again –

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
telephone the case officer.

 

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.

 

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust made under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 regarding access to information, you can lodge a complaint with
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust to have the decision reviewed.

 

Complaints should be made in writing and addressed:

The Information Governance Manager

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR

 

If email is prefered, complaints may be sent to
[2][Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust request email].

 

The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust if you
are still dissatisfied with the decision you can make an application to
the Information Commissioner for a decision on whether the request for
information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the
Act.

 

For information on how to make an application to the Information
Commissioner please visit their website at
[3]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.  Alternatively, phone or write to:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone:  01625 545 700

 

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