Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_5451

Internal Reference Number: FOI_5451

Date Request Received: 27/12/2019 09:01:44

Date Request Replied To: 27/01/2020 09:02:47

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Request Summary: Recruitment of foreign nurses or other staff

Request Category: Private Individuals

 
Question Number 1:
How much have you spent in each of the last three financial years on travelling abroad and recruitment costs in the selection and recruitment of foreign nurses or other staff for your trust?
Please limit the search to just those where the bills for the recruitment drive were paid in any of the last three financial years (16/17), (17/18) and (18/19).
For each recruitment exercise please state:

The number of staff who were sent to the foreign country to facilitate the recruitment drive. Provide a breakdown of staff stating how many were your direct employees and how many were agency staff.
 
Answer To Question 1:
2016/17 Philippines 4 Direct Employees, 2 Agency Employees
2017/18 India 4 Direct Employees, One Agency Employee
2018/19 India 4 Direct Employees, One Agency Employee
 
Question Number 2:
The total cost to the trust of the recruitment exercise including flights and accommodation.
 
Answer To Question 2:
2016/17 - £9,000
2017/18 - £12,000
2018/19 - £12,000
 
Question Number 3:
The city and country that were visited as part of the exercise, and the dates that they were in the foreign country.
 
Answer To Question 3:
2016/17 Manilla, Philippines - April
2017/18 Bangalore and Cochin, India - April
2018/19 Mumbai, Cochin, India - May
 
Question Number 4:
The type of staff (job description) that it was hoped would be recruited.
 
Answer To Question 4:
Registered Staff Nurses Band 5
 
Question Number 5:
The number of staff from the recruitment drive that were recruited and started work at your Trust.
 
Answer To Question 5:
2016/17 21
2017/18 13
2018/19 35
 
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