Internal Reference Number: FOI_5311
Date Request Received: 25/09/2019 09:06:34
Date Request Replied To: 21/10/2019 10:15:59
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Request Summary: Agency spend years 17/18 18/19
Request Category: Private Individuals
|Question Number 1:|
Could the trust please provide information on how much has been spent on agency nurses:
This financial year to date
|Answer To Question 1:|
Spend on registered nurses and midwives to 31 August 2019 was £753k.
|Question Number 2:|
2018/19 financial year
|Answer To Question 2:|
Please reference our previously published FOI 5238, which is available on our website here > http://www.salisbury.nhs.uk/AboutUs/FreedomOfInformation/PrevFOI/Pages/FOI_5238.aspx
Ref. row 3 of the attached document
|Question Number 3:|
2017/18 financial year
|Answer To Question 3:|
Spend on registered nurses and midwives in 2017-18 was £2,985k
|Question Number 4:|
Are these amounts higher, lower or within the budgets allocated for agency staff?
|Answer To Question 4:|
The 2019-20 figure to date is below plan. The amounts incurred in previous years were above plan.
|Question Number 5:|
Are there any measures being implemented to lower the reliance or use of agency staff?
|Answer To Question 5:|
Yes, the Trust has been recruiting nurses from overseas to reduce reliance on agency staff. The Trust has also paid bonuses to its bank nurses.
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