Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_7166

Date Request Received: 04/05/2023 00:00:00

Date Request Replied To: 30/05/2023 00:00:00

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Request Summary: Doctors' strike labour cost

Request Category: Media

Question Number 1:
Pursuant to the previous FOI “cost of strike cover”, sent on April 25, please could you confirm the amount of money the trust would have expected to spend (or estimates it would have spent) paying the wages of staff junior doctors who took BMA strike action if those who took action had worked their shifts as normal?

Please can I have information corresponding to these dates of industrial action by the British Medical Association:

A) March 13-15 2023


B) April 11-15 2023

Please provide as much detail as possible on the department of the hospital and the day(s) of employment.
Answer To Question 1:
A. £47,634

B. £63,512

Most of the cost was incurred on redeploying consultants rather than agency. Any further breakdown would exceed the time threshold allotted for each FOI.
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