Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5260

Date Request Received: 29/08/2019 11:01:40

Date Request Replied To: 25/09/2019 08:03:53

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Request Summary: Spend on locum staff

Request Category: Media

Question Number 1:
What was the highest amount you spent on a single medical locum shift (regardless of length) in a. the current financial year 2019-20 to date b. 2018-19 and c. 2017-18? Please state specialty and grade involved, length of shift and date/dates worked in each case. Please include any agency commission.
Answer To Question 1:
2017-18 and 2018-19 Information not held
2019-20 £1,877
Question Number 2:
With regard to the highest amount spent in the current financial year, was this shift offered to doctors at your trust? Did their reasons for refusal relate to concerns over the tax treatment of pension contributions?
Answer To Question 2:
Information not held
Question Number 3:
How much did you spend on locum medics each month in the following periods;
Financial year 2017-18
Financial year 2018-19
So far this financial year (please state end date)
How many shifts were involved in each period?
Please give figures broken down by month eg. April 2017 £75,000 (150 shifts) May 2017 £100,000 (29 shifts) etc
Answer To Question 3:
Please see attached for spend in each Financial Year.

The Trust does not hold information relating to the number of shifts covered by this expenditure.FOI 5260 Medical Locum Spend.xlsx
Please see attachments:
FOI 5260 Medical Locum Spend.xlsx
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