Wednesday 28 February 2024
Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_7327

Internal Reference Number: FOI_7327

Date Request Received: 26/07/2023 00:00:00

Date Request Replied To: 03/08/2023 00:00:00

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Request Summary: Doctors wages

Request Category: Media

 
Question Number 1:
When junior doctors are not on strike, how much is the average consultant at your trust paid for the following:

1. Day shift

2. Night shift
 
Answer To Question 1:
Averages are difficult to calculate as it will depend on the seniority of the consultant, eligibility for any local or national excellence awards, working pattern, and any additional shifts undertaken whether to cover for junior doctors strike or otherwise. All medical payscales can be found on the NHS Employers website: https://www.nhsemployers.org/.
 
Question Number 2:
When junior doctors are not on strike, how much is the average junior doctor at your trust paid for the following:

1. Day shift

2. Night shift
 
Answer To Question 2:
Please see medical payscales on the NHS employers website.
 
Question Number 3:
Over the days 13th, 14th, 15th March and 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th April 2023, when Junior doctors were on strike, how much was the average consultant at your trust paid to cover a junior doctor’s shift for:

1. Day shift

2. Night shift
 
Answer To Question 3:
We dont keep this level of information.
 
Question Number 4:
How much did the trust spend on senior doctors/consultants’ salaries in total to cover the junior doctors’ shifts when the junior doctors were on strike in March and April 2023?

13th March -
14th March-
15th March -
11th April -
12th April -
13th April -
14th April -
 
Answer To Question 4:
We dont keep this level of information.
 
Question Number 5:
How much did the trust spend on senior doctor/consultants’ salaries in total on dates in March and April 2023 when junior doctors were not on strike?

20th March -
21st March -
22nd March -
18th April -
19th April -
20th April -
21st April -
 
Answer To Question 5:
We dont keep this level of information.
 
Question Number 6:
During the junior doctors strike days in March and April 2023, how much did your trust spend on locum/agency staff to cover shifts?

13th March -
14th March-
15th March -
11th April -
12th April -
13th April -
14th April -
 
Answer To Question 6:
We dont keep this level of information.
 
Question Number 7:
How much extra money did your trust pay during the junior doctors’ strike days (13th, 14th, 15th March and 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th April) in total?
 
Answer To Question 7:
After deducting the reduction in pay for striking junior doctors, the net increase in cost was £66,613.

 
Question Number 8:
How did your trust afford to pay for extra locum staff/ agency staff/ senior doctors/consultants to cover junior doctors’ shifts during the strike days in March and April 2023? Where did the money come from?
 
Answer To Question 8:
The Trust is currently recording an adverse variance to its financial plan, and part of the reason for this is the increased cost of the junior doctors strike.
 
Question Number 9:
How much did your trust spend on giving locum shifts to junior doctors during the strike days in March and April 2023?

13th March -
14th March-
15th March -
11th April -
12th April -
13th April -
14th April -
 
Answer To Question 9:
We don't keep this level of information.
 
Question Number 10:
How many junior doctors who were on strike from your trust were employed as locums on strike days in March? And in April? (please supply individual figures for each month)
 
Answer To Question 10:
None as locums at this trust, although we would not know if they worked as locums at other trusts.
 
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