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
|ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY AGENCY LTD||254,425|
|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|
|HOLT DOCTORS LTD||53,973|
|ID MEDICAL GROUP LTD||659,347|
|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|
|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|
- the above is a list of agencies providing locum doctors – payments to personal service companies are excluded
- above amounts are the payments paid to suppliers so will include vat where applicable