Dear Kingston upon Thames Borough Council,

*Where applicable, annual can refer to your most recently recorded 12-month period*

1. Please can you confirm annual spend on healthcare locums through agencies (including therapy, pharmacy, social care and doctors).
2. Please also provide a breakdown for the 4 mentioned areas?
3. Please can you confirm annual spend on permanent recruitment through agencies for healthcare related roles?
4. Please may you confirm the contact details for the person/team responsible for locum placements through agencies?
5. Please may you confirm the contact details of the person/team responsible for permanent recruitment?

Yours faithfully,

Jacob Johnson

RBK FOI, Kingston upon Thames Borough Council

Dear Jacob,
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On Wed, 28 Feb 2024 at 10:40, Jacob Johnson <[3][FOI #1094021 email]>
wrote:

Dear Kingston upon Thames Borough Council,

*Where applicable, annual can refer to your most recently recorded
12-month period*

1.      Please can you confirm annual spend on healthcare locums through
agencies (including therapy, pharmacy, social care and doctors).
2.      Please also provide a breakdown for the 4 mentioned areas?
3.      Please can you confirm annual spend on permanent recruitment
through agencies for healthcare related roles?
4.      Please may you confirm the contact details for the person/team
responsible for locum placements through agencies?
5.      Please may you confirm the contact details of the person/team
responsible for permanent recruitment?

Yours faithfully,

Jacob Johnson

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Dear Jacob Johnson,

 

I refer to your request for information received on 29/02/2024 concerning
Use of Healthcare Agency Workers.

Dear Kingston upon Thames Borough Council,
*Where applicable, annual can refer to your most recently recorded
12-month period*
1.      Please can you confirm annual spend on healthcare locums through
agencies (including therapy, pharmacy, social care and doctors).

In the last 12 months, the total locum spend through agencies in the below
categories was: 

Social Care & Health Qualified - £1,030,473.97

Social Care & Health Un-Qualified - £47,506.68

Information regarding Children's Services cannot be provided as it is not
held by the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (Kingston). These
services are managed on behalf of Kingston by [1]Achieving for Children
(AfC), a community interest company.

If you wish to obtain Children's Services information please submit your
request to AfC via this link:

[2]https://www.achievingforchildren.org.uk/...

You may also contact AfC by emailing [3][email address] or by post to the
Freedom of Information Lead, Achieving for Children, 2nd Floor, 42 York
Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BW. 

2.      Please also provide a breakdown for the 4 mentioned areas?

In the last 12 months, the total locum spend through agencies in the below
categories was: 

Social Care & Health Qualified - £1,030,473.97 (this includes OT & social
care locums) 

Social Care & Health Un-Qualified - £47,506.68

Pharmacy - n/a (no spend)

Doctors - n/a (no spend) 

Information regarding Children's Services cannot be provided as it is not
held by the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (Kingston). These
services are managed on behalf of Kingston by [4]Achieving for Children
(AfC), a community interest company.

If you wish to obtain Children's Services information please submit your
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You may also contact AfC by emailing [6][email address] or by post to the
Freedom of Information Lead, Achieving for Children, 2nd Floor, 42 York
Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BW. 

3.      Please can you confirm annual spend on permanent recruitment
through agencies for healthcare related roles?

£0.00

4.      Please may you confirm the contact details for the person/team
responsible for locum placements through agencies?

Please note the RBK policy to not provide officer names unless Head of
Service level and above. Each service area is responsible for their own
locum placements. 
5.      Please may you confirm the contact details of the person/team
responsible for permanent recruitment?

Please note the RBK policy to not provide officer names unless Head of
Service level and above. Each service area is responsible for their own
locum placements.

 

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Yours sincerely,

Farzana Alam

Reward & Insight Associate

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