Temporary Staffing Processes

J Taylor made this Freedom of Information request to University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

I am researching temporary staffing processes within the NHS. Please provide the following information:
1) Do you have a master vendor (MV) arrangement in place for the supply of medical locums? If so please state the name of the provider used (Medacs, Holt, A&E Agency etc.)

2) Please state the utilisation rate that has been achieved through the master vendor in the last 12 months. This is the total value of locum spend supplied by the master vendor itself in the last 12 months as a percentage of total locum spend in the same period.

3) Does the trust use a direct engagement model to engage locum staff? If so please state the name of the company used (Liaison PwC, 247 Time, Brookson, HB Retinue, Medacs etc.)?

4) Do you run a weekly payroll for medical bank?

5) Does the trust use rostering software (Allocate, Smart etc.)? If so please state the name of the company used, and the total amount that the trust has spent on rostering in 2014/15.

Please provide all subsequent information split by the following staffing categories. Please include all spend outside of the specified categories as “other”.
- Nursing & HCA’s
- Medical & Dental
- AHP’s
- Other

6) Pease state the trusts expenditure on agency staff in 2014/15 split by the above staff categories.

7) Please state the total spent on internal bank staff in 2014/15, split by the above staff categories. This is the total paid to workers completing shifts via the trust bank, excluding any costs to 3rd parties. Please do not include any spend on outsourced bank staff.

8) Please state the total number of staff signed up to the trust’s internal bank, split by the above categories.

9) Of the above figure, please state the total number of staff signed up to the bank who also work as substantive staff at the trust. I.e. Staff that hold substantive contracts but have also completed shifts via the internal bank.

10) Does the trust outsource the supply of any bank staff to third parties such as NHS Professionals, Bank Partners, etc.? If so please specify the name of the company used and the staffing categories supplied by the 3rd party.

11) Does the trust use any third party tech solutions to manage internal bank staff (de Poel, HB Retinue, Liaison, Holt, 247 Time etc.)? If so please specify the name of the company used and the staffing categories managed through the tech solution.

12) Do you use any suppliers or systems to manage the release of vacancies to agencies and bank workers? If so please state the name of the company used and the staffing categories managed. If you use different suppliers/systems for different staffing categories, please specify.

Yours faithfully,

J Taylor

FOI (DERBY TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request for information; this is now being processed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

This Trust will make every effort to provide a response within the 20 working days specified by the Act. You should receive your response by 6th January 2016

Your reference number relating to this application is FOI.15.541 Please ensure you quote this when contacting us.

Kind regards.

Jane Haywood
Freedom of Information Officer
Royal Derby Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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FOI (DERBY TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Sir/Madam

Further to your request under the Freedom of Information Act, I have been asked to clarify question 5:

5) Does the Trust use rostering software (Allocate, Smart etc.)? If
so please state the name of the company used, and the total amount
that the trust has spent on rostering in 2014/15.

- are you asking for expenditure on e-rostering software, or are you also looking for associated staff costs?

Once we receive clarification from you with regard to the above, we will be able to continue processing your request. The estimated date for responding to you will be amended accordingly.

Many thanks

Jane Haywood
Freedom of Information Officer

Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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FOI (DERBY TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Sir/Madam

Please see the attached response to your request for information.

Kind regards

Jane Haywood
Freedom of Information Officer
Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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