Case Number 3724
Request Date 24/07/2014
Completion Date 13/11/2014

 

Details of the Request

I would like to know how many agency staff your trust has employed each year since 2010 to the present day (or your most recent figures).

This can be broken down in to yearly or quarterly figures.

I would like to know the cost of hiring the agency staff. This should be across all staffing areas.

 

Details of the Response

1. I would like to know how many agency staff your trust has employed each year since 2010 to the present day (or your most recent figures). This can be broken down in to yearly or quarterly figures.

The Trust’s average number of staff:

  • 2009/10 - Data not available
  • 2010/11 - Data not available
  • 2011/12 - 148
  • 2012/13 - 225
  • 2013/14 - 264
  • 2014/15 - 262 (April - September)

 

2. I would like to know the cost of hiring the agency staff. This should be across all staffing areas.

The total agency spend figures that we have for all staff groups for previous financial years are:

  • 2010/11 - £6,075,000
  • 2011/12 - £5,750,000
  • 2012/13 - £8,699,000
  • 2013/14 - £11,985,000
  • 2014/15 - £5,544,000 (April - September)

To clarify: that above are the total costs to the Trust each year including agency commission and irrecoverable vat.