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Dear Royal Free London 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

FOI, Rf (ROYAL FREE LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms Ball

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act. The reference for this request is noted in the subject header above.

We will always try to respond to requests within 20 working days. The trust is under unprecedented pressure in dealing with COVID-19, and we hope you will understand that we must always prioritise the care of patients, and in doing so, there may be a delay in responding to requests at this time. We will endeavour to ensure that any delay in responding is kept to an absolute minimum.

We are asking the public to be mindful when requesting information from the trust and to consider if it is absolutely necessary at this critical time when resources are extremely stretched, or whether a request could be submitted at a later date. If you would like to withdraw your request to resubmit in the future please contact us.

We want to thank you in advance for your patience and understanding at this difficult time.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

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Royal Free London Group Headquarters

Anne Bryans House

77 Fleet Road

London NW3 2QH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                               
                                                  

 

Dear Ms Ball

 

Thank you for submitting a request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  Please find the response below in red font. This
response covers the hospitals and services managed by the Royal Free
London NHS Foundation Trust, namely the Royal Free Hospital, Barnet
Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital and associated group services.  

 

The response

 

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

 

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  Yes

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)    N/A

 

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.)    Allocate

 

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

 

4b. What is the contract start date? (dd/mm/yy)  05/09/2020

 

4c. What is the contract end date? (dd/mm/yy)  04/09/2022

 

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

The trust considers this information exempt from disclosure under Freedom
of Information Act 2000, Section 43(2) (Commercial Interests). Releasing
this information would adversely affect the commercial interests of the
trust.

 

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

The trust considers this information exempt from disclosure under Freedom
of Information Act 2000, Section 43(2) (Commercial Interests). Releasing
this information would adversely affect the commercial interests of the
trust.

 

Open Government License

 

The trust allows you to reuse this information under the Open Government
License found at the following [1]link. 

 

Your appeal rights

 

I hope that this response deals with your enquiry to your satisfaction,
however if not you have two options:

 

o If you do not feel that we have provided you with the information you
requested, you may contact us again and state what information you
still require.  However if you ask for additional and/or different
information this will be dealt with as a new request.

 

o All applicants have the right of appeal and can request an internal
review.  The internal review must be focused on the original request
and should identify how the trust’s response failed to answer your
information request and explain what you would like us to review. 
Appeals should be made in writing, within 40 working days of the date
of the response, and addressed to Ms Emma Kearney, chief
communications officer, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust at
[2][email address]

 

If you are not satisfied with the internal review, you can appeal to the
Information Commissioner.  The contact details are: Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF, telephone 01625 545 700 or see [3]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Freedom of Information Team

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

 

 

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