Usage of Non-medical Non-clinical Ancillary Temporary Agency Staff

Mike Gater made this Freedom of Information request to Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dear Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust,

Please could you provide the following information for calendar year January 2017 to December 2017:

1. Non-medical Non-clinical Ancillary temporary staff Job roles/titles supplied by Agencies
2. Total spend on this labour pool split into categories organised by job title
3. Agencies engaged to supply said labour pool and the associated spend with each Agency individually detailed
4. Names of Hiring Managers and departments who are utilising Non-medical Non-clinical Ancillary Temporary Agency Staff

By “Non-medical Non-clinical Ancillary Temporary Agency Staff” I am particularly referring to the use of temporary Porters, Cleaners, Catering Staff, Drivers, Laundry Operatives, Storekeepers, Housekeepers and such like.

Please provide this information in Excel format.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Gater

SWBH-GM-FOIRequests (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Thank you for your freedom of information request received on 1st February 2018 (below).

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. You will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days after the date of receipt as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party. In some circumstances we may be unable to achieve this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised timescale at the earliest opportunity.

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Kind regards.

Clare Dooley
Head of Corporate Governance/Trust Board Secretary
/ 0121 507 3837
 07970 229794
[email address]
c Trust Headquarters, Health and Wellbeing Centre, Sandwell General Hospital, Lyndon, West Bromwich B71 4HJ

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SWBH-GM-FOIRequests (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in providing the response to your freedom of information request, due to internal capacity issues. I am in the process of ensuring all responses that are outstanding are provided within the next 10 working days.

With kind regards.

Clare Dooley
Head of Corporate Governance/Trust Board Secretary
/ 0121 507 3837
 07970 229794
[email address]
c Trust Headquarters, Health and Wellbeing Centre, Sandwell General Hospital, Lyndon, West Bromwich B71 4HJ

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