Off-Framework Usage in the Past 12 Months’

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Sebastian Bastable-Aradia

Dear Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust,

Please provide me with the below details;

1. A list of the OFF-framework agencies used by the trust in the past 12 months’

2. The average length of time a long-term agency placement is left vacant before being filled by the agencies who are ON framework in the past 12 months’

3. How many long-term bookings and individual shifts have been placed through OFF-framework agencies in the past 12 months’ (Please separate individual shifts and long-term placements)

4. Average cost per hour for Band 5, 6 and 7 agency workers paid to OFF-framework agencies in the past 12 months’

5. Who in the trust has authority to approve the use of off-framework agencies (name and job title)

6. If authority to use off-framework agencies in the trust lies with a specific department i.e., temporary staffing/staffing solutions/agency bookings/NHSP or equivalents, then who in the trust has the authority to override such decision made by that department (name and job title)

Thank you,

Yours faithfully,

Sebastian Bastable-Aradia

FOI (MCT), Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Good Morning Mr Bastable-Aradia

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request which has been received and a response is being co-ordinated. Your reference number is FOI 23-477.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows 20 working days for the Trust to respond and the deadline for your request is 20 October 2023. In certain cases, the Act allows for an extension to this deadline. We will notify you as soon as possible if there is a need to extend the time limit.

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Regards

The FOI Team
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
[email address]
www.merseycare.nhs.uk

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FOI (MCT), Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Bastable-Aradia

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find attached the Trust’s response.

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Regards

The FOI Team
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
[email address]
www.merseycare.nhs.uk

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