Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_7480

Date Request Received: 10/10/2023 00:00:00

Date Request Replied To: 09/11/2023 00:00:00

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Request Summary: Funding for strike cover

Request Category: Media

Question Number 1:
I would like to request information regarding the money spent by your trust on NHS strike cover, over doctor strike periods.

For the following strike dates (inclusive):

13/3/23 - 15/3/23

11/4/23 - 14/4/23

14/6/23 -16/6/23

13/7/23 - 18/7/23

20/7/23 - 21/7/23

11/8/23 - 14/8/23

24/8/23 - 25/8/23

19/9/23 - 22/9/23

02/10/23 - 04/10/23

Please can you provide:

1. The total temporary staff spend on each day in the periods requested

2. The total spend on strike cover on each day in the periods requested

3. The top five daily rates paid for i) doctor and ii) nurse on each day in the periods requested
Answer To Question 1:
Due to the large volume of paper records the Trust does not have the answers to Q1 and 3(i). We are, however, able to estimate the total costs of strike cover on the days specified in FY 23-24 from the NHS ready reckoner (please see attachment). - please see attached file.

To accompany this answer to question 1 please also see the documents listed below:

 FOI 7480 rev1.xlsx
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