Dear Stockport 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,

Jackson Bates

FOI, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Bates,

 

Thank you for your request for information, which we received via email on
the 07/07/2022.

 

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Laura Sillitoe

Freedom of Information and Information Governance Support Officer

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Stepping Hill Hospital

Poplar Grove

Stockport

Cheshire. SK2 7JE

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Dear Stockport 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 Stockport NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Permanent/International Recruitment'.

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 (https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/200...) 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: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Jackson Bates

FOI, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Jackson,

Please accept our apologies for the delay in our response. I will chase the team who are handling this request, as soon as I receive any information I will be sure to process our response and get this sent straight away.

Again I apologise due to current pressures the Trust is facing we are trying our best to comply with FOI deadlines.

Kind regards

Laura Sillitoe
Freedom of Information and Information Governance Support Officer
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Stepping Hill Hospital
Poplar Grove
Stockport
Cheshire. SK2 7JE
Tel: 0161 419 4160 type ext. 11 7225 when prompted

Email: [Stockport NHS Foundation Trust request email]

*Please note I am currently working off site, if you need to speak to me directly, please email me and I will call you.

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FOI, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear  Mr Bates,

 

Thank you for your request for information, which we received on the
07/07/2022. Please accept our apologies for the delay in our response.   

 

We are pleased to provide our response below:

 

1.      Has the Trust used agencies to recruit permanent/international
doctors and if so which agencies were used?

 

Yes - Kaizen Staffing Solutions Ltd and BDI Resourcing Ltd

 

2.      Has the Trust used agencies to recruit permanent/international
nurses and if so which agencies were used?

 

Yes – NHSP

 

3.      Has the Trust used agencies to recruit permanent/international
allied health professionals and if so which agencies were used?

 

See answer to Q1

 

4.      Has the Trust used agencies to recruit permanent/international
non-medical non-clinical staff and if so which agencies were used?

 

Not in the last 12 months.

 

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.

 

103 nurses. Cost (NHSP only) - £601’939 – April 2021-March 2022

 

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?

 

Yes – nurses

 

7.      What was the total permanent/international recruitment agency
spend on the beforementioned job roles?

 

We don’t book agency for specific internationally recruited posts so
unable to answer this.

 

8.      What was your total temporary agency spend on the beforementioned
job roles?

 

We don’t book agency for specific internationally recruited posts so
unable to answer this.

 

9.      Do you have a central recruitment team or an international
recruitment lead?

 

Central recruitment team

 

10.   The contact name of the person in charge of your procurement
department for dealing with permanent/international recruitment?

 

Our head of procurement is Mrs Tracey Stockwell. We are unable to provide
the contact information requested as it is our Trusts policy to withhold
direct email addresses due to unsolicited marketing. We are not obliged to
provide this information by virtue of the exemption provided for under
section 40 part 2 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

However you can contact our procurement team using there generic email.
Please see below:

 

[1][email address]

 

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Appropriate remedies will be sought in respect of any unsolicited
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The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Laura Sillitoe

Freedom of Information and Information Governance Support Officer

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Stepping Hill Hospital

Poplar Grove

Stockport

Cheshire. SK2 7JE

Tel: 0161 419 4160 type ext. 11 7225 when prompted

 

Email: [2][Stockport NHS Foundation Trust request email]

 

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