Nurse Employment & Usage Statistics For Your Foundation Trust

Buzz made this Freedom of Information request to South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust as part of a batch sent to 149 authorities

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Dear South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information act:
1)Currently how many nurses are employed at your Trust? (Including agency Nurses & part-time Nurses)
2)Over the past 12 months how many patients have been seen by a nurse at your trust? (Ideally broke down month by month)
3)What is the average yearly salary & hourly wage for a nurse at your Trust? (Including agency Nurses & part-time Nurses)
4)How many nurses have been hired at your trust in the past 12 months? (Ideally broke down month by month)
5)On average how many hours a week do your nurses work? (Ideally broke down month by month)
6)How many job vacancies for nursing positions does your Trust currently have?

Thank you in advance for taking this request I look forward to seeing the information, also if possible could the information be provided in Microsoft Excel documents.

Yours faithfully,

Buzz

Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Buzz,

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding Nurses which we
received on 23^rd November 2018

 

We will deal with this request in accordance with your right of access to
information we hold under the Freedom of Information Act and I attach a
leaflet containing further information about both your rights and our
obligations under this legislation. You will see from this that we are not
obliged to generate information we do not already hold in order to provide
what we are asked for, such as by collating data or formulating direct
answers to questions, but you are entitled to receive copies of records
(or extracts from them) that contain the information you have requested.

 

We will research the information you have requested and we will respond
providing what we hold no later than 21^st December 2018 in accordance
with the timescales set by the Act.

 

We will inform you if:

a) We are unable to provide you with any of the information you have
requested, and explain the reason for this; and

b) Any fee that is payable for the information we are able to provide.

 

In the meantime, if you have any queries or require clarification on any
aspect of your request or how we will respond, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

Kind regards

 

Clare Lunk | Assistant Information Governance Manager

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

[1]cid:[email address]

 

Direct Line 01392 453 814 

Web [2]www.swast.nhs.uk

E-Mail [3][email address]

Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY

 

 

 

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Dear Information Governance,

Apologies I didn't include my full name, my full name is Buzz Carter.

Yours sincerely,

Buzz

Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Buzz

 

I refer to our acknowledgement on 23/11/18  in respect of your request for
information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.  We
are able to provide the following information:

 

Information Trust response
requested
1)Currently The Trust employs 43 members of staff (plus one agency post) who have ‘nurse’ as part of
how many their job title. Roles include (but are not restricted to) Nurse Practitioner, Advanced
nurses are Nurse Practitioner, Specialist Nurse Practitioner.
employed at
your Trust?  
(Including
agency The true number of nurses working for the Trust is however likely to be higher than the
Nurses & figure stated. A number of clinical roles within the Trust can be undertaken by either a
part-time Paramedic or a Nurse by background, such as a Clinical Advisor.
Nurses)
 
2)Over the The information management team have advised that the information relating to this request
past 12 is not held in a reportable format. The Trust would have to manually review each patient
months how record over a period of 12 months to determine whether they were assessed by a nurse. The
many Trust is therefore exempting your request under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information
patients Act due to the length of time it would take to extract this data.   
have been
seen by a  
nurse at
your trust?
(Ideally
broke down
month by
month)

 
3)What is Band 6, in line with Agenda for Change. Further information can be found here:
the average
yearly [1]https://www.nhsemployers.org/your-workfo...
salary &  
hourly wage
for a nurse
at your
Trust?
(Including
agency
Nurses &
part-time
Nurses)

 
4)How many Zero.
nurses have
been hired
at your
trust in
the past 12
months?
(Ideally
broke down
month by
month)

 
5)On The Trust is not able to provide you with weekly estimates however the monthly totals from
average how November 2017-October 2018 have been provided below. Please note the figures provided
many hours reflect the total numbers of hours worked by all of the Trust’s nurses combined.
a week do
your nurses  
work?
(Ideally Year Month Shift Hours
broke down 2017 November 1711
month by 2017 December 1748
month) 2018 January 1752
2018 February 1651
  2018 March 1628
2018 April 1652
2018 May 2016
2018 June 1879
2018 July 1678
2018 August 1664
2018 September 1526
2018 October 1356
6)How many Zero.
job
vacancies
for nursing
positions
does your
Trust
currently
have?

 

 

Please note that, under the Re-use of Public Sector Information
Regulations, if you wish to publish or otherwise use this information
besides for your own means, you will need to seek our permission to do so.

 

Please feel free to contact me if you require further clarification of the
information provided, or to discuss any aspect of the way in which we have
responded to your request. 

However, if you are dissatisfied with our response, you also have the
right to make use of the following complaints procedures:

 

In the first instance you may write to the Chief Executive of this Trust

 

Mr Ken Wenman

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Abbey Court

Eagle Way

Exeter  EX2 7HY

 

Mr Wenman will then either make arrangements for your complaint to be
reviewed and for the outcome to be communicated to you, or will convene a
panel of Trust Directors to consider an appeal against a decision to
withhold information.

 

If you are unhappy with the response to your complaint, or findings of the
Panel, you can contact the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office,

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,                                 

Wilmslow,

Cheshire.  SK9 5AF

 

Tel: 01625 545 700

Fax: 01625 524 510

 

Kind regards

 

Clare Lunk | Assistant Information Governance Manager

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

[2]cid:[email address]

 

Direct Line 01392 261 603 

Web [3]www.swast.nhs.uk

E-Mail [4][email address]

Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY

 

 

 

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