Nursing spend

Carl Tinker made this Freedom of Information request to Blackpool Borough Council

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Dear Blackpool Borough Council,

I am gathering employment and local demographic data in relation to the local health & social care market place. It is with this mind that I hope you can supply the required information for the following job Category:
– Please break this down into the following catergories:

RNLD - Registered Learning Disability Nurse
CPN - Community psychiatric nurse
RMN - Registered Mental Nurse
RGN - Registered General Nurse
RSCN- Registered Sick Children's Nurse

If possible could this information please be presented for the year Jan 2010 - Dec 2010, showing both the annual total and monthly breakdown.

1.Total Number of staff Directly employed across the council per job type, by department
2.Number of temporary agency staff on placement within the council per job type, by department and by supplier
3.Total Number of permanent jobs filled/resourced through recruitment agencies
4.Total Spend on direct employment across the council per job type, by department
5.Total Spend on Temporary agency labour across the council, per job type, per department and by supplier
6.Total spend on Permanent fees paid to Agencies
7.Average Salary for each job role above based on results from 2010 for direct staff and agency staff

1.I would like the information in electronic format (and if possible, in Excel to assist with calculations). This should avoid any printing cost issues.
2.Could you please indicate which directorate as well as department.

Your assistance with this request is greatly appreciated.

Yours faithfully

Carl Tinker

Customer First, Blackpool Borough Council

Dear Mr Tinker,

Thank you for your email.

I have forwarded your enquiry to the Freedom of Information Officer who
will reply to you directly.



Customer First

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Debbie Botham, Blackpool Borough Council

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Dear Carl


I am writing to confirm that we have now completed our search for the information you requested on 9th June 2011.

I have attached a spreadsheet which details numbers and costs of nurses employed in our occupational health unit and I have also included the salary cost details for 4 employees in CAFS who are required to have either a Social Work or Registered Mental Health Nurse qualification.

The second tab details the number of agency hours used and the cost of these hours whilst recruitment was taking place within the occupational health unit.

Q1 See spreadsheet

Q2 See spreadsheet

Q3 None

Q4 See Spreadsheet

Q5 See Spreadsheet

Q6 None

Q7 RGN Average Salary £28170.79
RMN Average Salary £34807.12

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Yours sincerely

Debbie Botham
Human Resources Systems and Information Officer
Human Resources and Organisation Development
Chief Executive's Directorate
Tel. 01253 47 7242
Fax. 01253 47 7201
Email. [email address]

Blackpool Council ¦ Human Resources and Organisation Development ¦ Progress House ¦ Clifton Road ¦ Blackpool ¦ FY4 4US

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