Case Number 6579
Request Date 23/02/2019
Completion Date 21/03/2019

 

Details of the Request

Can you please provide me with the following information for the past three financial years and the current financial year to date (broken down by year):

  1. The number of occasions where a doctor shift in your accident and emergency departments was left unfilled
  2. The number of complaints made by doctors at your accident and emergency departments due to having to fill rota shift absences.
  3. Please provide a copy of the text of each complaint.
  4. The number of occasions that rota shift gaps in your accident and emergency departments have been filled by agency workers.
  5. Please state the cost of this to your trust in each of these years.
  6. The number of occasions that rota shift gaps in your accident and emergency departments have been filled by staff working additional shifts.
  7. Please state the cost of this to your trust in each of these years.

 

Details of the Response

1. The number of occasions where a doctor shift in your accident and emergency departments was left unfilled.

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. This information is not kept centrally.

 

2. The number of complaints made by doctors at your accident and emergency departments due to having to fill rota shift absences. Please provide a copy of the text of each complaint.

The Trust does not have this data.

 

3. The number of occasions that rota shift gaps in your accident and emergency departments have been filled by agency workers. Please state the cost of this to your trust in each of these years.

2018 = 489 medical shifts were filled by agency at a cost of £ 324,401.

In 2018 the Trust started using a new system and is unable to provide data for more than one year unless processed on a manual basis.

 

4. The number of occasions that rota shift gaps in your accident and emergency departments have been filled by staff working additional shifts. Please state the cost of this to your trust in each of these years.

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. This information is not kept centrally.