Dear Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

How many of each of the following staff types are currently working for the organisation on a temporary (agency) basis:

• CHC Assessors
• Mental Health Practitioners
• Qualified Social Workers
• Best Interests Assessors
• Approved Mental Health Practitioners

How much did your organisation spend on temporary (agency) workers in each of the following categories in the calendar year 2018:

• CHC Assessors
• Mental Health Practitioners
• Qualified Social Workers
• Best Interests Assessors
• Approved Mental Health Practitioners

Yours faithfully,

Bob Lee

FOILeads (RC9) Luton & Dunstable Hospital FT, Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Bob
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Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team

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FOILeads (RC9) Luton & Dunstable Hospital FT, Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Bob
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Yours sincerely
Freedom of Information Team

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