Permanent/International Recruitment

Jacob Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Airedale NHS Foundation Trust,

Please could you provide the following information under the freedom of information act covering the last 12 months:

1. Has the Trust used agencies to recruit permanent/international doctors and if so which agencies were used?
2. Has the Trust used agencies to recruit permanent/international nurses and if so which agencies were used?
3. Has the Trust used agencies to recruit permanent/international allied health professionals and if so which agencies were used?
4. Has the Trust used agencies to recruit permanent/international non-medical non-clinical staff and if so which agencies were used?
5. Please provide a breakdown of the number of staff placed as result of permanent/international recruitment using agencies split by; doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and non-medical non-clinical? Please also provide the associated costs broken down in the same format.
6. Does your Trust intend to recruit the beforementioned job roles on a permanent/international recruitment basis using an agency over the next 12 months?
7. What was the total permanent/international recruitment agency spend on the beforementioned job roles?
8. What was your total temporary agency spend on the beforementioned job roles?
9. Do you have a central recruitment team or an international recruitment lead?
10. The contact name of the person in charge of your procurement department for dealing with permanent/international recruitment?

Please respond as soon as possible, thanks for your cooperation in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Jacob Johnson


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Dear Mr Johnson


Thank you for your request for information from Airedale NHS Foundation
Trust which was received on 16^th June 2022 .  Your request has been given
the Reference Number ANHSFT REF 5791 . 


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I am still awaiting a response from your trust. Please may you send confirmation that this is being worked on.

Yours sincerely,

Jacob Johnson

Dear Airedale NHS Foundation Trust,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Permanent/International Recruitment'.

I would be grateful if you could clarify whether I should expect a response from you or not - I have been assured the information is coming but this was quite some time ago.

I note that you have not confirmed or denied whether the authority holds this information, and have not applied an exemption that would remove this obligation.
As you may be aware, Section 1(1) of the FOI Act ( states that "Any person making a request for information to a public authority is entitled to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds information of the description specified in the request".
I would be grateful if you could clarify whether or not this information is held, or specify which exemption of the duty to confirm or deny you are applying.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:

Yours faithfully,

Jacob Johnson