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Requests and Responses

This page holds published Freedom of Information responses for both Salford Royal and Pennine Acute Hospitals.  

How to use this section

  1. Please select the tab for the hospital you wish to search.
  2. Then enter your keywords, or select a category from the drop-down field and click on the button Search
  3. Click onto the reference number to read the request, review the response and to download any of the attached reports


FOI RefDate RequestedDate RepliedCategorySub-category
FOI999928/01/202026/02/2020Information Management & TechnologyFirewall, Antivirus and Enterprise
FOI999828/01/202012/02/2020ContractsFirst Aid and Mental Health Training
FOI999728/02/202025/02/2020PharmacyUnlicensed Medicines and Unlicensed Specials
FOI999527/01/202027/02/2020PharmacyBiologics and biosimilar prescribing in Dermatology
FOI999427/01/202018/02/2020Information Management & TechnologyData Warehousing
FOI999327/01/202004/02/2020TransportPatient Transport Services
FOI999228/01/202024/02/2020PharmacyCancer Treatments
FOI998923/01/202030/01/2020Staff dataLead Medical Examiner
FOI998823/01/202030/01/2020CorporateFriends and Family Test
FOI998622/01/202005/02/2020Information Management & TechnologyUse of Windows 7 Operating System
Date Requested13/09/2018
Date Replied15/10/2018
CategoryHuman Resources
International Recruitment
Request & Response
1. Do you use agencies for national and international permanent doctor and/or nursing recruitment? If so, do you employ nurses from the Philippines? 
2. How many doctors have been booked outside of IR35 since April 2017? 
3. What is your yearly trust spend on agency locum doctors via framework agencies, broken down into grade and specialty? 
4. What is your yearly trust spend on agency locum doctors via OFF-framework agencies, broken down into grade and specialty? 
5. What is your average total charge rate for a locum consultant doctor? 
6. Who is the highest paid locum Consultant, what is the hourly rate and in what specialty do they practice? 
7. Please can you outline your spend per agency, broken down by grade and specialty of doctor over the past 12 months? 
1) The Trust is currently working with an agency around international nurse recruitment. The Trust employs Filipino nurses. For Medical and Dental staff, the Trust has worked with agencies to recruit to vacancies however it was not specifically a targeted international recruitment campaign 
2) The Trust does not have any records of any agency doctor working outside of IR35? 
3&4) Please see attached response – Due to the way the information is recorded, we are unable to split between framework and off-framework agencies. 
5) £114.02 
6) Consultant in intensive care at Fairfield General Hospital 
Hourly rate £136.56 
7) Please see attached information 
Attached Document
Agency spend.pdf
Title Agency spend.pdf
Size 194KB
Type .pdf

Medical Locum spend.pdf
Title Medical Locum spend.pdf
Size 197KB
Type .pdf

Supplier List.pdf
Title Supplier List.pdf
Size 206KB
Type .pdf

We hope applicants find these details helpful. However if you are unhappy with the response provided please let us know giving your reasons for believing we have not satisfied the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act. The matter will then be considered by the Freedom of Information officer who will respond in writing. This correspondence will include details of the Information Commissioner who you can contact if you remain dissatisfied with our response:

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