NHS Agency Spend Ranking 2016/17

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Dear NHS Improvement,

I requested information via the FOI act on the 17th of July, linked below. NHS Improvement has not acknowledged or responded to this request, which is now overdue. Legally and under all circumstances, the organisation should have provided a response by now.

Please provide a list of all NHS trusts, ranked based on agency spend as a percentage of gross pay at Q4 2016/17.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Ellis Sausman

FOI (NHS IMPROVEMENT - T1520), NHS Improvement

Dear Ellis Sausman

 

 

Thank you for your emails dated 17 July and 20 July 2017, following from
our response to your previous Freedom of Information Act request on 17
July 2017. Your request was for a “full list of NHS Trusts, ranked based
on agency spend as a % of gross pay at Q4”.

 

NHS Improvement does not currently hold a full list of NHS Trusts, ranked
based on agency spend as a percentage of gross pay for Q4 2016/17. We do
hold the data which would enable such a list to be created, however we
have not produced that material. However, we have decided to put this
information together for you in response to your request. We are currently
producing the requested list and we intend to provide this to you by 24th
August 2017.

 

Kind regards

 

NHS Improvement

 

 

NHS Improvement

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NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS
trusts and independent providers. We offer the support these providers
need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care
within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding
providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to
meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.

 

NHS Improvement is the operational name for the organisation that brings
together Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Patient Safety, the
National Reporting and Learning System, the Advancing Change team and the
Intensive Support Teams.

 

 

 

 

 

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FOI (NHS IMPROVEMENT - T1520), NHS Improvement

Dear Ms Sausman,

 

Please see the attached spreadsheet.

 

Yours sincerely

 

NHS Improvement

T 0203 747 0000
W [1]improvement.nhs.uk
First floor Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UG

 

Follow us on: [2]Twitter | [3]LinkedIn

 

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS
trusts and independent providers. We offer the support these providers
need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care
within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding
providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to
meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.

 

NHS Improvement is the operational name for the organisation that brings
together Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Patient Safety, the
National Reporting and Learning System, the Advancing Change team and the
Intensive Support Teams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear FOI (NHS IMPROVEMENT - T1520),

I am unable to locate the attached spreadsheet, could you please re-send this attachment

Yours sincerely,

Ellis Sausman

FOI (NHS IMPROVEMENT - T1520), NHS Improvement

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Dear Ms Sausman,

Please accept our apologies. We have now attached the requested information.

Yours sincerely

NHS Improvement

T 0203 747 0000
W improvement.nhs.uk
First floor Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UG

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NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS trusts and independent providers. We offer the support these providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.

NHS Improvement is the operational name for the organisation that brings together Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Patient Safety, the National Reporting and Learning System, the Advancing Change team and the Intensive Support Teams.

Dear FOI (NHS IMPROVEMENT - T1520),

Please provide NHS Trust and Foundation Trusts agency spend ranking (based on agency spend as a % of total pay) for Q1 2017/18.

Thank you very much.

Yours sincerely,

Ellis Sausman

FOI (NHS IMPROVEMENT - T1520), NHS Improvement

Dear Mr Sausman,

Receipt of your request for information by email dated 30 October 2017 is acknowledged.

NHSI will respond promptly to your request within 20 working days following the date of receipt, so by 27 November 2017.

Yours sincerely,

NHS Improvement

T 0203 747 0000
W improvement.nhs.uk
First floor Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UG

Follow us on: Twitter | LinkedIn

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS trusts and independent providers. We offer the support these providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.

NHS Improvement is the operational name for the organisation that brings together Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Patient Safety, the National Reporting and Learning System, the Advancing Change team and the Intensive Support Teams.

FOI (NHS IMPROVEMENT - T1520), NHS Improvement

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Dear Mr Sausman,

 

Please see the attached decision letter in response to your request dated
30 October 2017.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

NHS Improvement

T 0203 747 0000
W [1]improvement.nhs.uk
First floor Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UG

 

Follow us on: [2]Twitter | [3]LinkedIn

 

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS
trusts and independent providers. We offer the support these providers
need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care
within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding
providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to
meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.

 

NHS Improvement is the operational name for the organisation that brings
together Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Patient Safety, the
National Reporting and Learning System, the Advancing Change team and the
Intensive Support Teams.

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Dear FOI (NHS IMPROVEMENT - T1520),

Please provide the agency league performance tables for Q3 2016/17. This is a list of trusts, ranked based on agency spend as a percentage of total staff costs, where 1 represents the lowest agency spend.

Please provide a similar table for bank spend as a percentage of total staff costs, where 1 represents the lowest bank spend.

Yours sincerely,

Ellis Sausman

Dear FOI (NHS IMPROVEMENT - T1520),

On the 27 November NHSI helpful provided me with agency league tables for Q1 and Q2 2017/18 (please see email trail attached to this FOI). I would like to thank you for sending this data, and to clarify a few points.

Firstly, please can someone clarify how the league tables are ordered? Does 1 represent the lowest agency spend as a % of gross pay for both sets of data?

Secondly, please can you compare the Q1 and Q2 data to confirm that it is correct? I am concerned that there has been an error as the ranking is highly irregular. Some examples of the many irregularities are below:

1) Liverpool Women'S NHS Foundation Trust moves from rank 44 to 233
2) East Of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust moves from rank 48 to 221
3) Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust moves from 39 to 210

Thank you for taking the time to look into this.

Yours sincerely,

Ellis Sausman

FOI (NHS IMPROVEMENT - T1520), NHS Improvement

Dear Mr Sausman,

 

Receipt of your request for information by email dated 20 February 2018 is
acknowledged.

 

NHS Improvement will respond promptly to your request within 20 working
days following the date of receipt, so by 20 March 2018.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

NHS Improvement

 

Follow us on: [1]Twitter | [2]LinkedIn

 

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS
trusts and independent providers. We offer the support these providers
need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care
within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding
providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to
meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.

 

NHS Improvement is the operational name for the organisation that brings
together Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Patient Safety, the
National Reporting and Learning System, the Advancing Change team and the
Intensive Support Teams.

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FOI (NHS IMPROVEMENT - T1520), NHS Improvement

Dear Mr Sausman

 

We are writing to you further in regards to the information you have
requested pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

In your request you requested the agency league performance tables for Q3
2016/17. Please can you confirm you intended to request information for
2016/17 and not 2017/18?

 

Please note that until we receive this clarification we are unable to
proceed with your request.

 

We look forward to your reply.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

NHS Improvement

 

Follow us on: [1]Twitter | [2]LinkedIn

 

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS
trusts and independent providers. We offer the support these providers
need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care
within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding
providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to
meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.

 

NHS Improvement is the operational name for the organisation that brings
together Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Patient Safety, the
National Reporting and Learning System, the Advancing Change team and the
Intensive Support Teams.

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Dear FOI (NHS IMPROVEMENT - T1520),

Thank you for contacting me with your query. That's my mistake - I am looking for Q3 2017/18 information.

Thank you for your help.

Yours sincerely,

Ellis Sausman

Dear FOI (NHS IMPROVEMENT - T1520),

Following my clarification email, can I ask you to confirm that my request is still being dealt with, as I have had no further correspondence and the request is overdue.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Sausman

FOI (NHS IMPROVEMENT - T1520), NHS Improvement

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Dear Mr Sausman,

 

Please see the attached decision letter dated 9 April 2018.

 

Yours sincerely

 

NHS Improvement

T 0203 747 0000
W [1]improvement.nhs.uk
Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UG

 

Follow us on: [2]Twitter | [3]LinkedIn

 

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS
trusts and independent providers. We offer the support these providers
need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care
within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding
providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to
meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.

 

NHS Improvement is the operational name for the organisation that brings
together Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Patient Safety, the
National Reporting and Learning System, the Advancing Change team and the
Intensive Support Teams.

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Dear FOI (NHS IMPROVEMENT - T1520),

Thank you for your response and the time taken to provide information on previous league performance tables.

Please can you provide the agency league performance tables for Q4 2017/18. This should include a list of trusts, ranked based on agency spend as a percentage of total staff costs, where 1 represents the lowest agency spend.

Please can you also provide a similar table for bank spend as a percentage of total staff costs, where 1 represents the lowest bank spend for Q4 2017/18.

Yours sincerely,

Ellis Sausman

FOI (NHS IMPROVEMENT - T1520), NHS Improvement

Dear Ellis Sausman,

Receipt of your request for information by email dated 7 June 2018 is acknowledged.

NHS Improvement will respond promptly to your request within 20 working days following the date of receipt, so by 5 July 2018.

Yours sincerely,

NHS Improvement

T 0203 747 0000
W improvement.nhs.uk
Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UG

Follow us on: Twitter | LinkedIn

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS trusts and independent providers. We offer the support these providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.

NHS Improvement is the operational name for the organisation that brings together Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Patient Safety, the National Reporting and Learning System, the Advancing Change team and the Intensive Support Teams.

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FOI (NHS IMPROVEMENT - T1520), NHS Improvement

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Dear Mr Sausman,

Please see the attached decision letter dated 5 July 2018.

Yours sincerely

NHS Improvement

NHS Improvement

T 0203 747 0000
W [1]improvement.nhs.uk
Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UG

 

Follow us on: [2]Twitter | [3]LinkedIn

 

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS
trusts and independent providers. We offer the support these providers
need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care
within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding
providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to
meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.

 

NHS Improvement is the operational name for the organisation that brings
together Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Patient Safety, the
National Reporting and Learning System, the Advancing Change team and the
Intensive Support Teams.

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