Case Number 4550
Request Date 04/01/2016
Completion Date 01/06/2016 

 

Details of the Request

I am writing to seek a review of your response to my FOI request (FOI 4334).

You cited section 12 for your reason for withholding the information requested. I appreciate the task may have exceeded the time/cost limitations in place.

With that in mind, please consider the same request but limit your search to agencies that were paid more than £10,000 in the last financial year alone.

If you think completing this task would exceed the time limit, please advise how we might further narrow down the request. Otherwise, we will seek an internal review.

 

Regarding the second part of my request, I would remind you that given the enormous public interest involved in the amount of public money that is paid by Trusts to agencies, and the huge cut in commission those agencies are taking, it would be surprising if the Trust were to withhold the relevant information.

I would also refer you to comments made by NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens in which he referenced "some of the staffing agencies ripping off the NHS" and spoke of the public interest in exposing those rates.

With this in mind, I would urge you to please reconsider your response or carry out an internal review.

 

Details of the Response

Please find attached the Trust’s response to your amended request.

 

Agencies providing locum doctors: Spend 2015/16 > £10,000

Supplier 2015/16 £
ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY AGENCY LTD 254,425
ATHONA LTD 115,735
ATHONA MEDICAL RECRUITMENT LTD 23,930
BROOKSON MEDICAL CARE SERVICES LTD 125,633
DOCTORS ON CALL LTD 142,198
DRC LOCUMS LTD 15,831
EVERGOOD ASSOCIATES LTD 272,514
GPS LOCUMS LTD 138,142
HEALTHTEMPS LTD 100,181
HOLT DOCTORS LTD 53,973
ID MEDICAL GROUP LTD 659,347
INTERACT MEDICAL 103,262
LOCUM CONSULTANCY LTD 663,885
LOCUM VISION LTD 421,219
MEDACS HEALTHCARE SERVICES PLC 210,558
MEDILINK CONSULTING LTD 13,083
MEDSOL HEALTHCARE SERVICES LTD 54,057
MYLOCUM LTD 26,216
NC HEALTHCARE LTD 133,645
PERTEMPS NETWORK MEDICAL LTD 13,568
PROVIDE MEDICAL LTD 11,236
QUAY INCOME SOLUTIONS LTD 18,324
RIG LOCUMS LTD 12,560
TOTAL ASSIST RECRUITMENT LTD 323,697
UNITE MEDICAL LIMITED 53,664

 

Notes:

  1. the above is a list of agencies providing locum doctors – payments to personal service companies are excluded
  2. above amounts are the payments paid to suppliers so will include vat where applicable