Reference 2019-536

REF:            2019-536

Subject:        Locum payments

 

Request:

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act.

  1. What was the highest amount you spent on a single medical locum shift (regardless of length) in a. the current financial year 2019-20 to date b. 2018-19 and c. 2017-18? Please state specialty and grade involved, length of shift and date/dates worked in each case. Please include any agency commission.
  2. With regard to the highest amount spent in the current financial year, was this shift offered to doctors at your trust? Did their reasons for refusal relate to concerns over the tax treatment of pension contributions?
  3. How much did you spend on locum medics each month in the following periods

Financial year 2017-18

Financial year 2018-19

So far this financial year (please state end date)

How many shifts were involved in each period?

Please give figures broken down by month eg April 2017 £75,000 (150 shifts) May 2017 £100,000 (29 shifts) etc

 

Response:

Please find information attached.

2019-536 – FOI request – Locum payments [123 kb] PDF

FOI 2019-536 – Locum Payments [182 kb] PDF