Case Number 3621
Request Date 12/05/2014
Completion Date 10/06/2014

 

Details of the Request

  1. The amount spent on public relations by your NHS trust in the past three years.
     
  2. Please breakdown by year; April 2011 to April 2012; April 2012 to April 2013 and April 2013 to April 2014.
     
  3. Please breakdown total into:
     
    • Amount paid to each member of the public relations department and their job title.
       
    • Amount spent on private PR firms and list each business and the cost.

 

Details of the Response

1) The amount spent on public relations by your NHS trust in the past three years.

Total pay and non-pay costs taken from the Trust’s Communications budget, which includes website maintenance:

  • 2011/12 - £229,626
  • 2012/13 - £269,475
  • 2013/14 - £247,440

 

2) Please breakdown by year; April 2011 to April 2012; April 2012 to April 2013 and April 2013 to April 2014.

As above.

 

3) Please breakdown total into:

Amount paid to each member of the public relations department and their job title.

The Trust does not disclose individual’s pay as it constitutes personal data. The total pay costs in each year were:

  • 2011/12 - £180,338
  • 2012/13 - £189,853
  • 2013/14 - £208,830

 

The job titles within the public relations department are:

  • Head of Communications
  • Communications Manager (p/t)
  • Communications Officer (p/t)
  • Web developer
  • Communications Assistant (p/t)
  • Medical Photographer (p/t)

 

Amount spent on private PR firms and list each business and the cost.

Nil