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Dear Bolton NHS Foundation Trust,

In relation to your supply of medical (doctor) temporary workers, please could you provide the answers to the following questions?

1) Which locum/staffing agencies have you engaged to be part of your medical (doctors) agency cascade? Please provide the names of the agencies split into the relevant tiers. If you do not use a tier system, please explain how vacancies are cascaded with agencies.

2) Please provide a breakdown of the proportion of medical (doctor) locum hours booked through each of these tiers for the last three years. If this is not available, please provide a breakdown of the proportion of medical (doctor) locum spend incurred through each of these tiers for the last three years. If only recent years are available, please provide what you have.

3) What is the protocol for releasing medical (doctor) vacancies to each of your tiers?

4) When are the current arrangements relating to your agency cascade in place until?

Yours faithfully,

James King

Freedom of Information, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

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Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Department

Informatics

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Royal Bolton Hospital

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Freedom of Information, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

 

Please accept this as acknowledgement of receipt of your request for
information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. No further
acknowledgment will be sent.

 

Valid Freedom of Information Requests will receive a response within 20
working days.  Please note:

 

- 20 working days will commence from the next working day following
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Submitted requests for information may be delayed due to urgent
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apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. The Trust does remain
committed to responding to your request and will reply as soon as
possible.

 

Should the Trust’s response to your request breach the statutory timeframe
and you remain unhappy with our response you have the right to complain to
the Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

 

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Department

Informatics Building

Royal Bolton Hospital

' 01204 390861

8  [2][email address]

 

 

 

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Freedom of Information, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

 

 

REF: 2021-151          

Subject:  Medical Agency Cascade     

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Thank you for your email dated 18^th March 2021 where you requested
information about Medical Agency Cascade.

The information you requested is enclosed.  

 

In relation to your supply of medical (doctor) temporary workers, please
could you provide the answers to the following questions?
1) Which locum/staffing agencies have
you engaged to be part of your medical
(doctors) agency cascade? Please We don’t use a tier system in
provide the names of the agencies split Medicine and Neonates as we do not
into the relevant tiers. If you do not book off framework.
use a tier system, please explain how
vacancies are cascaded with agencies.
2) Please provide a breakdown of the
proportion of medical (doctor) locum
hours booked through each of these
tiers for the last three years. If this
is not available, please provide a Neonates hours = 2559.5
breakdown of the proportion of medical
(doctor) locum spend incurred through Medicine hours = 40776.75
each of these tiers for the last three
years. If only recent years are
available, please provide what you
have.
3) What is the protocol for releasing Jobs are sent to internal bank
medical (doctor) vacancies to each of first and then to agency.
your tiers?
4) When are the current arrangements
relating to your agency cascade in Ongoing.
place until?

 

If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the
Freedom of Information Department. It would be helpful to quote the above
reference number in any future communication.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to The Chief Executive, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, The
Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton. BL4 0JR.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner. Generally the Information
Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
complaints procedure provided by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at The Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9
5AF.

 

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the Copyright
Design and Patents Act 1998. You are free to use it for your own purposes,
including any non-commercial research you are doing and for the purposes
of news reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial publication
requires the permission of the Trust. You must ensure you gain the Trust
permission before reproducing any third party information.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Department

Informatics Building

Opposite N Block

Royal Bolton Hospital

' 01204 390861

8  [1][email address]

 

Our Bolton NHS Foundation Trust values
V O I C E
Vision Openess Integrity Compassion Excellence

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thank you for providing the locum spend for the last three years. Please could you provide this data split into hours/spend per agency? If only more recent data is available, please provide what you have

Yours sincerely,

James King

Freedom of Information, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

 

Please accept this as acknowledgement of receipt of your request for
information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. No further
acknowledgment will be sent.

 

Valid Freedom of Information Requests will receive a response within 20
working days.  Please note:

 

- 20 working days will commence from the next working day following
receipt of your request

- Public holidays, Saturdays and Sundays are not classed as working days

 

Please consider if your request for information is absolutely necessary at
this time.

 

 

Any request that can be deferred or delayed will allow staff time to be
focussed on other areas.  

 

Submitted requests for information may be delayed due to urgent
operational needs dealing with Public Health priorities. The Trust
apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. The Trust does remain
committed to responding to your request and will reply as soon as
possible.

 

Should the Trust’s response to your request breach the statutory timeframe
and you remain unhappy with our response you have the right to complain to
the Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

 

 

They can be contacted at the following address:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Tel: 0303 123 1113

Website: [1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

 

 

Please find the link to the ICO’s COVID-19 response

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Department

Informatics Building

Royal Bolton Hospital

' 01204 390861

8  [2][email address]

 

 

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Freedom of Information, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

 

 

REF: 2021-298           

Subject:  Medical Agency hours and spend     

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Thank you for your email dated 21^st May 2021 where you requested
information about Medical Agency hours and spend.

The information you requested is enclosed.  

 

Agency Hours Spend
A+E 1302 £132,049
ATHONA 852 £76,397
COYLE 16 £2,734
DRC 210 £22,515
HCL 1140 £73,628
ID 6914 £741,553
Please could you provide this data split LAK 72 £8,769
into hours/spend per agency? LOCUM PEOPLE 2064 £254,313
MEDACS 8550 £667,976
  MEDECHO 992 £55,046
MEDICS PRO 560 £78,877
If only more recent data is available, MEDILINK 512 £73,658
please provide what you have MEDSOL 320 £22,851
NATIONAL LOCUMS 2268 £216,221
NC HEALTHCARE 1728 £143,558
PERTEMPS 1024 £63,446
PRO-MEDICAL 208 £23,526
RM MEDICS 2835 £177,344
TOTAL ASSIST 448 £40,404
UNITE MEDICAL 1646 £18,057

 

If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the
Freedom of Information Department. It would be helpful to quote the above
reference number in any future communication.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to The Chief Executive, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, The
Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton. BL4 0JR.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner. Generally the Information
Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
complaints procedure provided by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at The Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9
5AF.

 

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the Copyright
Design and Patents Act 1998. You are free to use it for your own purposes,
including any non-commercial research you are doing and for the purposes
of news reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial publication
requires the permission of the Trust. You must ensure you gain the Trust
permission before reproducing any third party information.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Department

Informatics Building

Opposite N Block

Royal Bolton Hospital

' 01204 390861

8  [1][email address]

 

Our Bolton NHS Foundation Trust values
V O I C E
Vision Openess Integrity Compassion Excellence

 

 

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