Temporary Staffing FOI

Ms C Ball made this Freedom of Information request to Medway NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Medway 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

FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (MEDWAY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Medway NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Ms C ball

 

Freedom of Information Request: reference 6576

 

Thank you for your email requesting information regarding Medway NHS
Foundation Trust. Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

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Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Windmill Road
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 5NY

Website: [2]www.medway.nhs.uk 

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FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (MEDWAY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Medway NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Ms Ball

 

Freedom of Information Request: reference 6576

 

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

 

The information you have requested is as follows:

 

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 – AHPs, Nursing
& Midwifery, Non-Medical and Non-Clinical

 

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 – AHPs, Nursing &
Midwifery, Non-Medical and Non-Clinical

ii) Managed bank  N/A

iii) Outsourced bank N/A

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

 

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 eRoster and
Bank Staff – AHPs, Nursing & Midwifery, Non-Medical and Non-Clinical

 

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

 

4b. What is the contract start date? (dd/mm/yy)  28/11/2018

 

4c. What is the contract end date? (dd/mm/yy)  27/11/2021

 

4d. What was the average monthly fee paid to the supplier in the last 12
months?  Approx £19,000

 

4e. What is the pricing structure of the fees paid to the supplier? I.e. %
of costs processed, fixed transactional fee, license fee etc  Medway NHS
Foundation Trust regret that this information is considered to be exempt
from disclosure under Section 43(2) (Commercial Interests).  This is
because disclosure of this information could distort competition between
other providers and result in less competitive quotes as well as be
detrimental to negotiations on other contracts and procurement.  The
likely consequence of this would be an increased cost to the Trust.  
Section 43(2) is a qualified exemption and is subject to the public
interest test. We acknowledge the public interest in openness and
transparency, but we consider there is a greater public interest in
ensuring an ability to obtain best value for money.  Disclosure could
prejudice the Trust’s ability to obtain best quality of service and
value.  We have therefore concluded that the exemption applies and that
withholding the material serves the public interest better than release in
this instance.

 

 

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Head of Corporate Governance & Legal, Trust Data Protection Officer.

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Windmill Road

Gillingham

Kent

ME7 5NY

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Team

[2][email address]

 

 

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Windmill Road
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 5NY

Website: [3]www.medway.nhs.uk 

 

 

 

 

 

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