Case Number 6618
Request Date 14/03/2019
Completion Date 30/04/2019

 

Details of the Request

1a) - please can you confirm whether your Trust has either a) an in-house staff bank or b) outsourced staff bank or c) other service provision or d) not applicable, i.e. staff not required by the Trust, for the following staff groups:

  • administrative services staff
  • allied health professionals
  • emergency services staff
  • health science services staff
  • 'registered' nursing and midwifery staff
  • 'unregistered' nursing and midwifery staff
  • medical and dental staff
  • personal social services staff
  • support services staff.

Please reply in the following format: administrative services staff = c; allied health professionals = a; emergency services staff = d and so on.

 

1b) - where you have not answered a) (an in house staff bank) to question 1a), please elaborate as follows:

i) if any staffing category has received an answer of b) (an outsourced staff bank), please confirm the name of the outsourced staff bank service provider.

For example, this could be either NHS Professionals or Pulse Healthcare Ltd. trading as Bank Partners or Reed Specialist Recruitment Ltd. or other service provider.

 

ii) if any staffing category has received an answer of c) (other service provision), please confirm the nature of the other service provision.

For example, this could be full, or in part, reliance on agency staff. please reply in the following format: administrative services staff = c, reliance on agencies; nursing and midwifery staff = b, name of outsourced staff bank service provider and so on

 

Details of the Response

1a) please can you confirm whether your Trust has either a) an in-house staff bank or b) outsourced staff bank or c) other service provision or d) not applicable, i.e. staff not required by the Trust, for the following staff groups:

If would be helpful to me if you could please reply in the following format: administrative services staff = c; allied health professionals = a; emergency services staff = d and so on.

Administrative services staff a)
Allied health professionals a) & c) (part reliance, CPP Framework)
Emergency services staff a) & c) (part reliance, CPP Framework)
Health science services staff a) & c) (part reliance, CPP Framework)
'Registered' nursing and midwifery staff a) & c) (part reliance, CPP Framework)
'Unregistered' nursing and midwifery staff a) & c) (part reliance, CPP Framework)
Medical and dental staff a) & c) (part reliance, CPP Framework)
Personal social services staff d)
Support services staff. a) (part reliance, CPP Framework)

 

1b) where you have not answered a) (an in house staff bank) to question 1a), please elaborate as follows:

N/A

 

2a) where you have answered b) (an outsourced staff bank) to question no. 1a), please confirm whether - in line with the Public Contract Regulations 2015 - you have entered a contract with that service provider under either:

N/A

 

3) for the most recent 12 month period, i.e. financial year 2018/19, please confirm the effectiveness of the Trust's staff bank as follows:

a) monthly bank filled rate, broken down by staff type. 

b) monthly agency filled rate, broken down by staff type. 

c) monthly unfilled rate, broken down by staff type. 

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. However we have managed to supply the data below.

The averages below are for 8 months of 2018 (Apr-Nov)

Reg/Unreg Agency Filled Bank Filled Unfilled Grand Total
Reg Nurse & Midwife 32.6% 48.6% 18.7% 100.0%
Unregistered Nursing 18.9% 65.4% 15.8% 100.0%
Grand Total 27.5% 54.9% 17.6% 100.0%

 

4a) please can you confirm either 'Yes' or 'No' whether:

i) there is a member, or members, of your Trust's Board who is accountable for the effective management of temporary staffing and in turn the reduction of agency spend? making effective use of staff banks overseeing the use of temporary staff;

YES

 

ii) temporary staff usage is regularly discussed at Board meetings?

YES

 

4b) where you have answered yes to question 4a)i) (there is an accountable member, or members, of your Trust's Board), can you please tell me whether the relevant persons concerned are either: a) a non-executive; or b) an employee of the Trust? If a Trust employee, please elaborate by confirming the role (not their name) of that person within the Trust

Executive Directors