Spend on Agency Locum Doctors

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Dear Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

Please confirm the following information regarding your spend on agency locum doctors in the previous financial year (Ending 31/03/2012)

• Total Spend for the previous financial Year on Agency Locum doctors

Please also give me a break down of the following

Spend on Agency Consultant Doctors in the previous financial year in the below specialties:

• Accident and Emergency
• Anaesthetics
• Medicine
• Obstetrics and Gyaenocology
• Surgery
• Psychiatry
• Pediatrics

Spend on Agency Middle Grade and Junior Locum Doctors in the below specialties:

• Accident and Emergency
• Anaesthetics
• Medicine
• Obstetrics and Gyaenocology
• Surgery
• Psychiatry
• Pediatrics

Please also let me know the average number of shifts booked per week by Middle Grade and Junior agency locum Doctors in the previous financial year in the following specialties:

• Accident and Emergency
• Anaesthetics
• Medicine
• Obstetrics and gynecology
• Surgery
• Psychiatry
• Pediatrics

I eagerly await your response

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Hunter

Foi Enquiries (COUNTESS OF CHESTER HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Foi Enquiries (COUNTESS OF CHESTER HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Hello

Please see below in response to your Freedom of Information Request

Regards

Claire Jones
Freedom of Information Officer
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

• Total Spend for the previous financial Year on Agency Locum Doctors £1,170,532.73

Spend on Agency Consultant Doctors in the previous financial year
in the below specialties:

• Accident and Emergency N/A
• Anaesthetics N/A
• Medicine £62,679.95
• Obstetrics and Gynaecology N/A
• Surgery N/A
• Psychiatry N/A
• Paediatrics N/A

Spend on Agency Middle Grade and Junior Locum Doctors in the below
specialties:

• Accident and Emergency £47,384.94
• Anaesthetics £34,780.74
• Medicine £166,213.61
• Obstetrics and Gynaecology £102,443.83
• Surgery £41,670.54
• Psychiatry N/A
• Paediatrics £133,455.42

Please also let me know the average number of shifts booked per
week by Middle Grade and Junior agency locum Doctors in the
previous financial year in the following specialties:

Please note that these figures only include shifts booked through our shared service provider. No other information is available in this format.

• Accident and Emergency -Junior Doctors 3 Middle Grade 1
• Anaesthetics - Junior Doctors 0 Middle Grade 1
• Medicine- Junior Doctors 7 Middle Grade 7
• Obstetrics and gynaecology- Junior Doctors 0 Middle Grade 3
• Surgery- Junior Doctors 5 Middle Grade 3
• Psychiatry N/A
• Paediatrics - Junior Doctors 1 Middle Grade 3

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