Reference 2016-205

REF:            2016-205

Subject:        Amount of money spent on nursing shifts from outside agencies

 

 

Request:

  1. How many nursing shifts (for nurses of any grade) have you needed to cover with agency staff from 31st March 2015, to 31st March 2016?
  2. How much did you spend in total on agency staff between 31stMarch 2015 and 31st March 2016?
  3. Did you use Medacs Healthcare plc to provide temporary nursing cover from 31st March 2015 to 31st March 2016, and if so how much did you pay them in total?
  4. Did you use Mayday Healthcare plc to provide temporary nursing cover from 31st March 2015 to 31st March 2016, and if so how much did you pay them in total?
  5. Did you use Imperial Medical Staffing to provide temporary nursing cover from 31st March 2015 to 31st March 2016, and if so how much did you pay them in total?
  6. Did you use Thornbury Nursing Services to provide temporary nursing cover from 31st March 2015 to 31st March 2016, and if so how much did you pay them in total?
  7. Did you use Team 24 Healthcare to provide temporary nursing cover from 31st March 2015 to 31st March 2016, and if so how much did you pay them in total?
  8. From 31st March 2015 to 31st March 2016, what is the highest day rate you have paid for an agency nurse shift and to which agency was this paid?
  9. Are there any duties that an agency nurse would not be allowed to carry out that a staff nurse of the same rank would be?

 

Response:

1 How many nursing shifts (for nurses of any grade) have you needed to cover with agency staff from 31st March 2015, to 31st March 2016?                                             4,577
2 How much did you spend in total on agency staff  between 31stMarch 2015 and 31st March 2016?                                     9,470,901
3 Did you use Medacs Healthcare plc to provide temporary nursing cover from 31st March 2015 to 31st March 2016, and if so how much did you pay them in total?                                         396,538
4 Did you use Mayday Healthcare plc to provide temporary nursing cover from 31st March 2015 to 31st March 2016, and if so how much did you pay them in total?                                         202,166
5 Did you use Imperial Medical Staffing to provide temporary nursing cover from 31st March 2015 to 31st March 2016, and if so how much did you pay them in total?                                                    –
6 Did you use Thornbury Nursing Services to provide temporary nursing cover from 31st March 2015 to 31st March 2016, and if so how much did you pay them in total?                                                    –
7 Did you use Team 24 Healthcare to provide temporary nursing cover from 31st March 2015 to 31st March 2016, and if so how much did you pay them in total?                                                    –
8 From 31st March 2015 to 31st March 2016, what is the highest day rate you have paid for an agency nurse shift and to which agency was this paid? Highest rate is £56.83 per hour
9 Are there any duties that an agency nurse would not be allowed to carry out that a staff nurse of the same rank would be? We are not aware there are any roles an agency nurse cannot do that a substantive nurse would