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Dear Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust,

Please answer the below questions in relation to your organisations staff bank utilisation for each staffing group:

Allied Health Professionals (AHPs)
Nursing and Midwifery
Non-Medical Non-Clinical

For each response state the name of the staffing group this relates to e.g. AHPs: Yes, Nursing & Midwifery: Yes, NMNC: No

1a. Does your organisation have a current staff bank?

1b. If yes, what type of bank is in place and when if applicable is the contract due for renewal:

i) Internal bank supported by third-party technology
ii) Managed bank
iii) Outsourced bank
iv) In-house (no third-party involved, possibly managed on Excel)

Please answer the below questions in relation to the organisations staff bank supplier for each staffing group. For each response state the name of the staffing group this relates to e.g. AHPs: Yes, Nursing & Midwifery: Yes, NMNC: No

3a. Please state the name of the third-party supplier(s) used to manage the supply of your bank staff, inclusive of any outsourced or managed arrangements (i.e. NHSP, Patchwork, Reed, Allocate, Liaison, PlusUs, Locum's Nest etc)

3b. Please state the name of the software used to book and manage your bank staff (i.e.
NHSP:Connect, TempRE Bank, Allocate BankStaff etc.)

4a. What framework was used to procure the supplier?

4b. What is the contract start date? (dd/mm/yy)

4c. What is the contract end date? (dd/mm/yy)

4d. What was the average monthly fee paid to the supplier in the last 12 months?

4e. What is the pricing structure of the fees paid to the supplier? I.e. % of costs processed, fixed transactional fee, license fee etc

Yours faithfully,

Ms C Ball

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Dear Ms Ball, 

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 23.03.2021, which
has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). 
Firstly, may I apologise on behalf of the trust for the delay in providing
your response, which was primarily due to the demands upon all areas of
the trust during the pandemic. 

 

Your request and our response are as follows: 

 

 

Information Required Please Insert Answer /
Response
  FOI Question
Please answer the below questions in relation to your organisations
staff bank utilisation for each staffing group:

 

Allied Health Professionals (AHPs)

Nursing and Midwifery

Non-Medical Non-Clinical

 
For each response state the name of the staffing group this relates to
  e.g.

AHPs: Yes, Nursing & Midwifery: Yes, NMNC: No
1a. Does your organisation have a current
  staff bank? Yes, for all staff groups

 
1b. If yes, what type of bank is in place
and when if applicable is the contract due
for renewal:

 

i) Internal bank supported by third-party
technology Internal bank supported by
third-party technology
ii) Managed bank

iii) Outsourced bank

iv) In-house (no third-party involved,
possibly managed on Excel)

 
Please answer the below questions in relation to the organisations staff
bank supplier for each staffing group. For each response state the name
of the staffing group this relates to e.g.

AHPs: Yes, Nursing & Midwifery: Yes, NMNC: No

 
3a. Please state the name of the third-party
supplier(s) used to manage the supply of
your bank staff, inclusive of any outsourced
or managed arrangements (i.e. NHSP, Allocate HealthRoster : all
Patchwork, Reed, Allocate, Liaison, PlusUs, staff groups
Locum's Nest etc)

 
3b. Please state the name of the software
used to book and manage your bank staff
(i.e. Allocate Bankstaff all
staff groups except medics
NHSP:Connect, TempRE Bank, Allocate
BankStaff etc.)  

 
4a. What framework was used to procure the HealthTrust Europe 
supplier?
4b. What is the contract start date? August 2020
(dd/mm/yy)
4c. What is the contract end date? August 2025
(dd/mm/yy)
  4d. What was the average monthly fee paid to Commercially sensitive
the supplier in the last 12 months? information
4e. What is the pricing structure of the
  fees paid to the supplier? I.e. % of costs Transactional
processed, fixed transactional fee, license
fee etc
     

 

 

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Kind regards 

 

Nicola Frost 

Freedom of Information Manager – MSE Group 

Corporate Governance & Membership Services 

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Basildon University Hospital, Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL 

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From: Ms C Ball <[FOI #739642 email]>
Sent: 23 March 2021 14:52
To: FOI <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Temporary Staffing FOI
 
Dear Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust,

Please answer the below questions in relation to your organisations staff
bank utilisation for each staffing group:

Allied Health Professionals (AHPs)
Nursing and Midwifery
Non-Medical Non-Clinical

For each response state the name of the staffing group this relates to
e.g. AHPs: Yes, Nursing & Midwifery: Yes, NMNC: No

1a. Does your organisation have a current staff bank?

1b. If yes, what type of bank is in place and when if applicable is the
contract due for renewal:

i) Internal bank supported by third-party technology
ii) Managed bank
iii) Outsourced bank
iv) In-house (no third-party involved, possibly managed on Excel)

Please answer the below questions in relation to the organisations staff
bank supplier for each staffing group. For each response state the name of
the staffing group this relates to e.g. AHPs: Yes, Nursing & Midwifery:
Yes, NMNC: No

3a. Please state the name of the third-party supplier(s) used to manage
the supply of your bank staff, inclusive of any outsourced or managed
arrangements (i.e. NHSP, Patchwork, Reed, Allocate, Liaison, PlusUs,
Locum's Nest etc)

3b. Please state the name of the software used to book and manage your
bank staff (i.e.
NHSP:Connect, TempRE Bank, Allocate BankStaff etc.)

4a. What framework was used to procure the supplier?

4b. What is the contract start date? (dd/mm/yy)

4c. What is the contract end date? (dd/mm/yy)

4d. What was the average monthly fee paid to the supplier in the last 12
months?

4e. What is the pricing structure of the fees paid to the supplier? I.e. %
of costs processed, fixed transactional fee, license fee etc

Yours faithfully,

Ms C Ball

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