Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5392

Date Request Received: 13/11/2019 08:22:00

Date Request Replied To: 09/12/2019 11:07:42

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Request Summary: Cancer nurse agency spend and contracts

Request Category: Private Individuals

Question Number 1:
Please provide name and contact details (email address and telephone number where possible) of any Lead Cancer Nurses and Cancer Managers you have within your Trust, broken down by site, and then department and speciality of cancer.
Answer To Question 1:
Lead Cancer Nurse - Claire Smith (
Cancer Services Manager - Emilia Scutt (
Cancer Pathways Manager - Tara Harris (
Question Number 2:
How much cancer related agency usage from January 2018 to November 2019 has the Trust used? This is a request for Nursing only. I request for this information to be broken down into the following:
a) unit/site and ward/department
b) grade/title (i.e. Band 5/6/7 Nurse etc.)
c) amount of hours and/or full time equivalent (FTE) broken down per month during the requested time period above
d) total cost of agency usage (in £) per month during the requested time period above
e) what agencies were used, along with total amount in £ per agency on a monthly basis during the requested time period above
Answer To Question 2:
We have not employed or used agency for specifically "cancer" related usage. All requests are for generic band 5s.
Question Number 3:
How does the Trust source any cancer-related Nurse agency requirements? I request your answer include any frameworks that you use along with the number of SLAs you have in place with providers.
Answer To Question 3:
We do not have this requirement
Question Number 4:
Based on your answer above, can you confirm the number of incidences whereby your agency need has been charged above NHSi cap, broken down per shift on a monthly basis i.e. April 2018 = 25 shifts.
Answer To Question 4:
Information not held
Question Number 5:
Who is responsible for making the decision on which agency/recruitment business to use to fulfil your agency nursing requirements. Please include name and contact details (email and telephone number where possible).
Answer To Question 5:
Professional Services Procurement Manager
Question Number 6:
What are the Trusts current full-time and part-time vacancies for:
a) Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists
b) Lead Cancer Nurse
c) Cancer Manager
d) Chemotherapy Nurses
e) Radiology Nurses
f) Oncology Nurses
Answer To Question 6:
Currently we have no vacancies out for the above list of jobs.

Whilst there maybe the need for the roles above, we are not currently advertising for them.

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