Reference 2016-531

REF:            2016-531

Subject:        Direct engagement query

 

Request:

Does your Trust currently utilise a Direct Engagement (DE) model?

Who currently provides the service?

What proportion (in percentage) of your agency workers for the following staff groups are directly engaged?

What percentage are you charged for the management of these services?

When was the DE contract awarded?

What is the contract duration?

What was the motivation with engaging with these services?

 

Response:

Question Answer
Does your Trust currently utilise a Direct Engagement (DE) model? Yes
Who currently provides the service? 24/7 Time, under the CCS framework, G Cloud
What proportion (in percentage) of your agency workers for the following staff groups are directly engaged? 100% of our Medical agency workers, no other staffing groups are currently engaged through the 24/7 model.
What percentage are you charged for the management of these services? We are charged a flat fee of 40p per hour irrespective of the locum rate
When was the DE contract awarded? November 2014
What is the contract duration? 12 month rolling contract
What was the motivation with engaging with these services? We chose the 247 system as it gave us clear reporting functionality on both spend and usage of medical locums. The system also provides the Trust with assurances in relation to usage of locums from accredited NHS locum framework agencies, and adherence to mandated agency rates.