Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_4700

Internal Reference Number: FOI_4700

Date Request Received: 05/11/2018 11:37:22

Date Request Replied To: 04/12/2018 11:32:04

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Request Summary: Spend on HCAs/nurses, agency HCAs/nurses

Request Category: Private Individuals

 
Question Number 1:
Please state your overall spend for the following categories of candidates between the period 01/07/2018 to 30/09/2018:
a. Health Care Assistants
b. Band 5 Mental Health Nurses
c. Band 6 Mental Health Nurses
d. Band 7 Mental Health Nurses
e. Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurses
 
Answer To Question 1:
The Trust does not employ mental health care assistants, mental health nurses or community psychiatric nurses.

 
Question Number 2:
Please state your overall spend for the following categories of temporary agency candidates between the period 01/07/2018 to 30/09/2018:
a. Health Care Assistants
b. Band 5 Mental Health Nurses
c. Band 6 Mental Health Nurses
d. Band 7 Mental Health Nurses
e. Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurses
 
Answer To Question 2:
Not applicable.
 
Question Number 3:
Please state the number of agencies the trust engaged with for the temporary supply of these candidates between the period 01/07/2018 to 30/09/2018?
Please state the names of these agencies.
 
Answer To Question 3:
we used 3 agencies in the period requested (for registered mental nurses only); Thornbury, Day Webster and Mayday nursing agency.
 
Question Number 4:
Please state the Trust spend by agency name for temporary healthcare staffing between the period 01/07/2018 to 30/09/2018?
 
Answer To Question 4:
The Trust has no obvious way of identifying the information requested. The only possible way would be to look at every single invoice paid by the Trust in the period to try and identify whether it related to Mental Health Nurses. This task would be estimated to take considerably in excess of 18 hours.
 
Question Number 5:
How many ad hoc/temporary shifts were released to agencies during the period 01/07/2018 to 30/09/2018 for the following categories of candidates:
a. Health Care Assistants
b. Band 5 Mental Health Nurses
c. Band 6 Mental Health Nurses
d. Band 7 Mental Health Nurses
e. Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurses
 
Answer To Question 5:
a. Health Care Assistants - 0, if mental health specific
b. Band 5 Mental Health Nurses - 3
c. Band 6 Mental Health Nurses - 0
d. Band 7 Mental Health Nurses - 0
e. Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurses - 0

 
Question Number 6:
How many ad hoc/temporary shifts went unfilled by agencies during the period 01/07/2018 to 30/09/2018 for the following categories of candidates:
a. Health Care Assistants
b. Band 5 Mental Health Nurses
c. Band 6 Mental Health Nurses
d. Band 7 Mental Health Nurses
e. Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurses
 
Answer To Question 6:
a. Health Care Assistants - NA
b. Band 5 Mental Health Nurses - 0
c. Band 6 Mental Health Nurses - NA
d. Band 7 Mental Health Nurses - NA
e. Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurses - NA
 
Question Number 7:
Please provide details of any off framework spend for temporary healthcare recruitment for the period 01/07/2018 to 30/09/2018?
 
Answer To Question 7:
Thornbury Nursing agency.

 
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