Dear Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust,

Please could you answer the below questions in relation to the trusts off framework usage year to date;

1) Which off framework agencies is the trust currently utilising for HCA and Nursing vacancies and what is the spend on these agencies year to date?

2) What is the average charge for both HCA's and RMN's from off framework agencies?

3) How many HCA shifts were sent out to off framework agencies year to date?

4) How many of these were filled?

5) How many Nursing shifts were sent out to off framework agencies year to date?

6) How many of these were filled?

7) Which off framework agencies are being utilised for long term bookings?

Yours faithfully,

Tom Baker

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FOI Reference Number: FOI 2022 1482

Dear Tom,

Please accept this as an acknowledgement of receipt of your FOI Request: ‘Off Framework Agencies’ dated 8th June 2022.

We are now processing this information request and in line with the legal deadline, will endeavour to formally respond to you by the 5th July 2022.

If we require any additional information or there are any concerns, we will contact you immediately.

Thank you for your continued interest in our Trust.

Mevish Khan
Freedom of Information Officer
Corporate Office
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
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W: www.lscft.nhs.uk
P: Trust HQ | Sceptre Point | Sceptre Way | Walton Summit | Preston | PR5 6AW

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Hi Tom,

 

 

Thank you for your FOI request. 

 

 

Please find attached our response.

 

 

Any issues please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

So that we can continue to improve our services, please could you spare a
couple of minutes to provide feedback on your experience with our Trust
for your Freedom of Information Request, using the link below:

 

[1]https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KXWZYXK

 

 

Mevish Khan

Freedom of Information Officer

Corporate Office

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

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W: [3]www.lscft.nhs.uk

P: Trust HQ | Sceptre Point | Sceptre Way | Walton Summit | Preston | PR5
6AW

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