Wednesday 20 October 2021
Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_6251

Date Request Received: 12/08/2021 00:00:00

Date Request Replied To: 26/08/2021 00:00:00

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Request Summary: Agency staffing and spend

Request Category: Companies

Question Number 1:
Please provide a full list of your healthcare staffing agencies supplying HCA's and RMN's and their respective tiers.
Answer To Question 1:
Q1: In the last six months we have been provided RMN cover by Thornbury Nursing, Carejoy and ID Medical, we do not go out to Agency for HCA shifts.
Question Number 2:
Please provide an agency spend breakdown for RMN's and HCA's for last 12 months (April 2020 to April 2021).
Answer To Question 2:
Thornbury £118k
Carejoy £56k
ID Medical £67k

Question Number 3:
Please confirm who your most expensive agencies are what their charge rate is for the following;

Saturday Day
Saturday Night
Sunday Day
Sunday Night

Saturday Day
Saturday Night
Sunday Day
Sunday Night
Answer To Question 3:
Q3: We do not go to agencies for HCA shifts, Thornbury is our most expensive agency, their prices for an RMN are:
• Monday - Friday 08:00 - 14:00 = £67.45 hr
• Monday - Thursday 14:00 - 08:00 = £83.95 hr
• Friday 14:00 - Monday 08:00 = £90.45 hr
• Bank holidays (midnight to midnight) are charged at 1.75 x weekend rate

Question Number 4:
Do you use off-contract agencies and how much have you spent in 2021 using those agencies for RMN and HCA respectively?
Answer To Question 4:
Yes, Thornbury - see above for spend
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