Case Number 4581
Request Date 21/01/2016
Completion Date 18/02/2016

 

Details of the Request

Questions on the trusts’ ceiling for agency nurse spend, as per the rules introduced from October 1, 2015:

  1. How many applications has your trust made to increase its ceiling for agency nurse spend?
  2. How many of these applications were successful?

 

Questions on the agency pay caps – specifically regarding nurses – as per the rules introduced on November 23, 2015:

  1. On how many shifts has your trust overridden the rules for hourly rate agency caps – specifically for nurses - since the rules were introduced?
  2. Across how many weeks have these breaches (in question 3 above) occurred?
  3. How many band five nurses has your trust overridden the rules for?
  4. How many band six nurses has your trust overridden the rules for?
  5. How many band seven nurses has your trust overridden the rules for?
  6. How many band eight nurses has your trust overridden the rules for?

 

Details of the Response

1) How many applications has your trust made to increase its ceiling for agency nurse spend?

One application was made by the Trust.

 

2) How many of these applications were successful?

One application was successful.

 

3) On how many shifts has your trust overridden the rules for hourly rate agency caps – specifically for nurses - since the rules were introduced?

1298 shifts from 23 November to end of January

 

4) Across how many weeks have these breaches (in question 3 above) occurred?

10 weeks

 

5) How many band five nurses has your trust overridden the rules for?

1298 shifts

 

6) How many band six nurses has your trust overridden the rules for?

Nil

 

7) How many band seven nurses has your trust overridden the rules for?

Nil

 

8) How many band eight nurses has your trust overridden the rules for?

Nil