Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5375

Date Request Received: 31/10/2019 10:25:46

Date Request Replied To: 25/11/2019 09:21:31

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Request Summary: Informatics contracts and FTE questions

Request Category: Private Individuals

Question Number 1:
What is the size of your informatics team (FTE)?
a. How many (or what %) of the informatics team are dedicated to workforce/HR reporting (FTE)?

*By informatics, I would be referring to those within the IT team that would be analysing insights for reporting outputs - business analyst type roles. There may be a specific team dedicated to workforce or employee reporting
Answer To Question 1:
Within Information Services we have 7.47 FTE, none of which are dedicated to workforce/HR planning.
Question Number 2:
Of the workforce/employee reporting, what is the estimated time split between standard and non-standard (custom) reporting?
(examples of standard reports could include the weekly and monthly agency returns to NHS improvement and HR reporting inputs to the monthly board reports)
Answer To Question 2:
Information Services doesn't cover workforce/HR reporting. They do take figures supplied by HR, which are included in other internal reports, such as the Trust Board report but we do not analyse or report this data directly.
Question Number 3:
Does the trust use an analytics platform or a business intelligence (BI) reporting tool to support their organisational workforce/HR reporting requirements - excluding ESR? If so, can you please answer the below:
a. Name of the platform/reporting tool used (i.e, Qlik, Tableau, Spotfire, Microsoft)
b. Annual cost for 18/19:
c. Contract start and end date:
Answer To Question 3:
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