Case Number 6578
Request Date 22/02/2019
Completion Date  

 

Details of the Request

  1. The amount spent on employing agency, temporary and / or locum doctors in A&E departments in each month in 2018
  2. The number of FTE roles in A&E departments covered by agency, temporary and/or locum doctors in each month in 2018
  3. The total number of FTE doctors (including agency, temporary and / or locum and permanent staff) working in A&E departments in each month in 2018

 

Details of the Response

1. The amount spent on employing agency, temporary and / or locum doctors in A&E departments in each month in 2018

  Locum Agency Total
Month £ £ £
Jan-18 130,887 16,820 147,707
Feb-18 107,507 9,963 117,469
Mar-18 89,421 26,736 116,157
Apr-18 144,396 42,617 187,013
May-18 117,342 56,175 173,517
Jun-18 119,468 33,151 152,620
Jul-18 115,600 23,942 139,542
Aug-18 160,037 39,589 199,626
Sep-18 114,850 8,975 123,825
Oct-18 147,048 20,987 168,035
Nov-18 127,666 20,984 148,649
Dec-18 121,451 24,464 145,915
Total 1,495,673 324,401 1,820,074

 

2. The number of FTE roles in A&E departments covered by agency, temporary and/or locum doctors in each month in 2018

 

3. The total number of FTE doctors (including agency, temporary and / or locum and permanent staff) working in A&E departments in each month in 2018

Month 2. Total FTE (bank and agency) in A&E 3. No of temp A&E doctors
January 13.6 60
February 14.9 49
March 15.8 55
April 15.4 55
May 13.1 57
June 13.9 61
July 15.2 54
August 17.4 57
September 16.5 55
October 15.8 48
November 14.9 52
December 14.4 50

 

The trust has interpreted the questions as the sum of the FTE temporary staffing used in A&E by month and the total number of individual temporary doctors used in A&E every month. It can’t say how many permanent staff worked during each month as there is no medical electronic rostering system. If required the Trust can provide only how many permanent contracted medical staff it has in A&E.