Reference 2018-669

REF:           2018-669

Subject:       EEA medicines and recruitment

 

Request:

I would be very grateful if you could provide answers to the following:

  1. How much does it cost in pounds sterling to recruit one doctor from an EEA country, as of October 2018?
  2. How much does it cost in pounds sterling to recruit one nurse from an EEA country, as of October 2018?
  3. How much did it cost in pounds sterling to recruit one doctor from an EEA country in October 2015?
  4. How much did it cost in pounds sterling to recruit one nurse from an EEA country in October 2015?
  5. How much of the overall budget is dedicated to recruitment?
  6. How much did you spend on medicines from the EEA in 2015?
  7. How much are you projecting to spend on medicines from the EEA in 2018?
  8. What percentage of medication came from the EEA in 2015?
  9. What percentage of medication came from the EEA in 2018?

 

 

Response:

Section 12 – cost of compliance exceeds appropriate limit

 

From our preliminary assessment, it is clear that we will not be able to answer your request without further clarification.

 

We estimate that it will take us in excess of 2.5 working days to determine appropriate material and locate, retrieve and extract the information in reference to your request. Therefore, your request will not be processed further.

 

Section 12 of the Act makes provision for public authorities to refuse requests for information where the cost of dealing with them would exceed the appropriate limit, which for Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is set at £450. This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 2.5 working days in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

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