Case Number 3664
Request Date 16/06/2014
Completion Date 10/09/2014

 

Details of the Request

I would like to know the following broken down by hospital and by the area of hospital work that each person is employed in:

  • The number of agency staff that were employed between June 2013 and June 2014 and what percentage these staff make up of the entire hospital staff.
     
  • The number of these staff that are considered as being full time equivalent workers.
     
  • The average amount that agency staff are paid per shift and the average length of a shift. I would like this information for each calendar year from 2010 to 2014.
     
  • The most that an agency worker has been paid for a single shift and the duration of that shift. I would like this information for each calendar year from 2010 to 2014.
     
  • The number of foreign nationals that were employed between June 2013 and June 2014 and what percentage these staff make up of the entire hospital staff.

 

Details of the Response

1. The number of agency staff that were employed between June 2013 and June 2014 and what percentage these staff are of the entire hospital staff.

Please see below:

  Agency Supply WTE Staff In Post %
May-13 63 2.10%
Jun-13 74 2.50%
Jul-13 85 2.90%
Aug-13 78 2.70%
Sep-13 88 3.00%
Oct-13 89 2.90%
Nov-13 90 2.90%
Dec-13 77 2.50%
Jan-14 78 2.50%
Feb-14 85 2.70%
Mar-14 86 2.80%
Apr-14 86 2.70%
May-14 93 3.00%

Please note that the numbers above (Q1) are for ‘agency workers’ supplied via agencies, they are not employees of the Trust nor are they engaged directly by the Trust.

 

2. The number of these staff that are considered as being full time equivalent workers.

Please see below:

  Agency Supply - Number of Workers
May-13 10
Jun-13 13
Jul-13 12
Aug-13 10
Sep-13 16
Oct-13 19
Nov-13 22
Dec-13 9
Jan-14 18
Feb-14 17
Mar-14 18
Apr-14 18
May-14 19 May-14 19

 

3. The average amount that agency staff are paid per shift and the average length of a shift. I would like this information for each calendar year from 2010 to 2014.

The Trust holds the requested information, but considers it is exempt under section 12 of the Act, as the cost of compliance is estimated to exceed the appropriate limit.

 

4. The most that an agency worker has been paid for a single shift and the duration of that shift. I would like this information for each calendar year from 2010 to 2014.

See above question 3.

 

5. The number of foreign nationals that were employed between June 2013 and June 2014 and what percentage these staff are of the entire hospital staff.

Please see below:

  Non UK staff % Non UK of total staff
Jun-13 807 23.90%
Jul-13 816 23.90%
Aug-13 810 23.90%
Sep-13 800 23.80%
Oct-13 820 24.10%
Nov-13 847 24.50%
Dec-13 892 25.50%
Jan-14 907 25.80%
Feb-14 913 25.90%
Mar-14 912 25.80%
Apr-14 902 25.40%
May-14 911 25.40%
Jun-14 904 25.20%

Please note that the numbers above (Q5) are for employees of the Trust and not agency workers.