Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_5839

Internal Reference Number: FOI_5839

Date Request Received: 21/09/2020 10:10:55

Date Request Replied To: 14/12/2020 11:22:01

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Request Summary: Agency staffing costs per shift

Request Category: Media

 
Question Number 1:
On how many occasions in the 2019/20 financial year did you spend £1,500 or more to employ an agency nurse for a single shift? For each occasion, please state the amount paid, how many hours they were asked to work as well as the job title and department the nurse was deployed in.
 
Answer To Question 1:
The Trust doesn't hold this information in a readily accessible form. Identifying the costs per shift would involve reviewing each payment posted to agency costs on the Trust's financial system for the appropriate cost centre and account code combination for each period in the year, drilling down to the invoice, recording the details if they are over the limits stated in the FOI request, closing down the record and starting the process again. This could also involve following journal entries if costs have been moved from one code to another. To look at all entries in 2019-20 and to do the same to be able to respond to Q2 below it is estimated this will take in excess of 18 hours to complete.
 
Question Number 2:
On how many occasions in the 2019/20 financial year did you spend £3,000 or more to employ an agency doctor for a single shift? For each occasion, please state the amount paid, how many hours they were asked to work as well as the job title and department the nurse was deployed in.
 
Answer To Question 2:
See response to Q1 above.
 
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