Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_4934

Date Request Received: 04/03/2019 10:13:51

Date Request Replied To: 04/04/2019 08:45:52

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Request Summary: Expenses claimed by consultants, specialty registrars and foundation doctors

Request Category: Media

Question Number 1:
Please can you send me the expenses over the last three years claimed by all consultants, specialty registrars and foundation doctors who have worked at the trust either full-time or on a locum basis.

Please list each medic's expenses claim separately and for each expense please provide an explanation for the expense e.g. train travel, lunch.
Answer To Question 1:
The Trust has extracted the details of claims made to identify the number of records it would need to investigate and record in the format requested. This has identified there were 177 claims made in the year. Reaching this stage has taken 30 minutes.

As the Trust has a manual system it will require someone to compile a table to record the information required. They will then be required to locate the relevant claim. This involves going through the records for the relevant month to find the claim, reviewing the claim, recording the necessary details, returning the claim to the appropriate month and re-starting the task for the next record. It is considered this will take approx. 7 minutes a claim, which would equate to over 20 hours for this number of claims, without any allowance for the time taken to date or time to compile a spreadsheet to record the information.

As such the Trust applies an exemption as per Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.Refusal Notice FOI_4934.pdf
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