NHS Workforce Management Solutions (Direct Engagement) for Temporary Agency Staffing - FOI Request

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust,

a. Do you have a Direct Engagement DE (Vat efficiency model) in place ?
b. Who is your current incumbent provider for DE ? and for which Staffing Group Locums, AHPs and NMNC ?
c. When is the Expiry date for your DE contract if you have one?
d. What Framework do you procure from ?
e. What pricing model is currently used ?
f. Who in the trust is the project lead/procurement contact for these contracts ?
g. What is the spend for Agency Locum, AHP, and Non Medical Non Clinical cohorts per annum

Yours faithfully,

Sarah James

FOI (THE PRINCESS ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL NHS TRUST),

Dear Ms James,

 

Thank you for your email received 10/06/2020. Under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 we are required to provide a response within 20
working days following the first working day of receipt.

 

However please note:

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Kind regards

 

FOI team

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

 

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FOI (THE PRINCESS ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL NHS TRUST),

Dear Ms James,

 

I am writing to confirm that the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust has
now completed its search for the information which you requested on
10/06/2020 and can respond as follows:

 

 

1.              Do you have a Direct Engagement DE (Vat efficiency model)
in place?

Yes

 

2.              Who is your current incumbent provider for DE? and for
which Staffing Group Locums, AHPs and NMNC ? –

            Liaison cover AHP, Medical & Dental

            NHSP cover all other staffing groups

 

3.              When is the Expiry date for your DE contract if you have
one?  -

                  The liaison contract expires on 31^st August 2021

 

4.              What Framework do you procure from? –

                  CPP/PiP Framework

  

5.              What pricing model is currently used? –

The Trust has taken the decision to withhold the information relating to
question 5 as it contains specific details about our contractual
arrangements with the provider. This information is commercially sensitive
and is therefore exempt from disclosure under section 43(2) of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000. Releasing this information is likely to prejudice
the commercial interests of the Trust and the provider.

 

6.              Who in the trust is the project lead/procurement contact
for these contracts? –

Temporary Staffing Manager

 

7.              What is the spend for Agency Locum, AHP, and Non-Medical
Non Clinical cohorts per annum –

            Inclusion of agency spends by staff type below for payroll
year 2019/20.

            This is based on paid timesheets through TempRE only and
figures include pay, NI, pension, expenses and commission with VAT added
for standard placement  

            only.

 

Staff Type Spend
AHP £571,855
Locum £5,372,208

 

 

 

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decision you should write to: The Chief Executive, The Princess Alexandra
Hospital NHS Trust, Hamstel Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1QX.

 

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provided by the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust.

 

You can contact the ICO at: The Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, Sk9 5AF.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Team

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

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