Reference 2019-77

REF:           2019-77

Subject:       Locum pay

 

Request:

  1. Please provide the value (in £) of the highest amount paid by the Trust in 2018 to a locum doctor for a) a shift (please specify shift length) and b) per hour.

 

  1. For both a) and b) above, please specify the doctor(s)’ title/level (eg. registrar, consultant) and specialty.

 

  1. For both a) and b) above, please specify whether the locum doctor(s) was/were hired through an agency, through the Trust’s own bank system or another method (please state which method).

 

  1. Where possible/applicable, if the Trust paid agency or administration fees as part of hiring the locum doctor(s) in a) and b) above, please specify what proportion of the fee went to a third party and what proportion was paid to the doctor.

 

 

Response:

1. Please provide the value (in £) of the highest amount paid by the Trust in 2018 to a locum doctor per hour. Excluding VAT – £140
2. Please specify the doctor(s)’ title/level (e.g. registrar, consultant) and specialty. Consultant
3. Please specify whether the locum doctor(s) was/were hired through an agency, through the Trust’s own bank system or another method (please state which method). Agency
4. Where possible/applicable, if the Trust paid agency or administration fees as part of hiring the locum doctor(s) above, please specify what proportion of the fee went to a third party and what proportion was paid to the doctor. 92.43% – Doctor

7.55% – Agency

0.02% – 247 Time

Section 12 – Exemption where cost of compliance exceeds appropriate limit

Unfortunately we estimate that complying with part (a) of this would take us in excess of 2.5 working days to determine appropriate material and locate, retrieve and extract the information in reference to part (a) your request. This is because it would require a manual review of the records.

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