Mental Health Agency Staff

Ian Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust,

1) Please can you confirm what your total spend on temporary Mental Health staff was during the financial year 2014-15 for the below specialisms?
Can you please break this financial information down by:
• Mental Health Nurse
• Learning Disabilities Nurse
• Psychologists
• Psychological wellbeing practitioner
• Psychotherapist
• Counsellor
• High Intensity Therapist

2) Please can you confirm the names of the organisation/s you procure temporary Mental Health staff from?
Please also confirm the end date of any over-arching contractual arrangements that are in place with any of these organisations.

To provide additional clarity on my request, ‘temporary Mental Health staff’ is to mean all persons who are mental health staff and are not on permanent contracts of employment with the Trust, but are supplied via employment agencies.

Yours faithfully,

Ian Smith

Freedom Of Information Requests (LCFT), Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Hi Ian

Thank you for your enquiry. As per the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you will be sent a response within twenty working days i.e. 8th July 2015.

For all future correspondence please quote the reference shown in the subject line above.

Regards
 
Sue Stone
Information Governance Specialist & RA Agent
 
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
 Phone: 01772 773799
[mobile number]
e-mail:  [email address]
post address:    Victoria House, Thornton Road, Morecambe, LA4 5QG
                         or Sceptre Point, Sceptre Way, Walton Summit, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6AW

PLEASE NOTE: I am on leave 4th - 8th and 29th June 2015.

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Freedom Of Information Requests (LCFT), Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Hi Ian

The Trust response to your recent FOI request is as follows:

 

1.       Agency spend

AGENCY STAFF - NURSING £        646,650
AGENCY STAFF - P.A.M.'S £        133,459
AGENCY STAFF - SCIENTIFIC £        299,025
AGENCY STAFF - HCA & SUPPORT £     2,952,295

 

2.      Agencies used:

 

Carestaff

KeyCare

CRG

Ison

Medacs

Apex

Service Care

 

3.      Contract end dates:

 

Contractual arrangements in place commenced on 5^th May 2015 for a 1 year
duration ending on 4^th May 2016

 

If you are unhappy with the way the Trust has handled your request, you
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the Information Commissioner for a decision. 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

Fax: 01625 524 510

 

 

Regards

 

Sue Stone

Information Governance Specialist & RA Agent

 

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

 Phone: 01772 773799

[mobile number]

e-mail:  [2][email address]

post address:    Victoria House, Thornton Road, Morecambe, LA4 5QG

                         or Sceptre Point, Sceptre Way, Walton Summit,
Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6AW

 

PLEASE NOTE: I am on leave 29th June and 10th July 2015.

 

 

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