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FOI 5430 payroll

1. The number of individuals working off-payroll, via their own limited company, engaged by your Trust in the periods listed below.

  Q1 2016 Q2 2016 Q3 2016 Q4 2016 Q1 2017 Q2 2017
Question 1 239 138 129 210 242 10


 2. The number of individuals working off-payroll, via their own limited company, who ceased work with your Trust in the periods listed below.

3. The number of individuals working off-payroll, via their own limited company, whose contracts were terminated before the agreed finishing date, in the periods listed below.

4. The number of individuals working off-payroll, via their own limited company, who transferred to full time employment with your Trust, in the periods listed below.

  • Q1 2016
  • Q2 2016
  • Q3 2016
  • Q4 2016
  • Q1 2017
  • Q2 2017

Please break down the information as above.

The Trust does hold the information you have requested in relation the number of individuals working off-payroll, however we estimate that compliance with your request would exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000. This is currently £450. The appropriate limit would be exceeded if it would require more than 18 hours work. In order to provide this information the HR department would need to manually go through each and every instance of an individual working off-payroll for each quarter, some may have worked multiple quarters. This would take longer than the 18 hours limit.

Please could you provide us with the following information on your organisations contribution to your local Sustainability and Transformation Partnership or STP (formerly Sustainability and Transformation Plan). 

Please provide data on:

1. The total number of staff that have been seconded over to your local STP programme since December 2015. Please provide the name of your STP and data both in total number and Full Time Equivalent if staff have only been partially seconded.


2. The total pay bill of these staff seconded to the STP footprint area and the time period this covers.

Not applicable

3. Your organisation’s total spend on outsourced consultancy related to drafting and implementing the STP programme, if possible broken down by contracted company


4. The total value of any further financial contributions or benefits in kind to the STP programme from your organisation with a brief description of what it constituted.



1. Can you please supply the following information regarding your IT system?

2. Can you provide the trust contacts for each of the above technologies including Name, Email address and phone number?

3. Can you provide an organisation chart for IT Department including names and job roles?

4. How much money was spent on IT in UK £ excluding trust staff costs in 2014, 2015, 2016?

5. Has the trust had any serious IT outages in the last 3 years and what were they caused by?

6. Can you provide a copy of the current IT Strategy Document?

Please see attached

FOI 5387

1. On how many occasions have your children’s wards been closed to new admissions during financial years 2010/2011, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17?

2. For each children’s ward closure, please state the duration of and the reason for the closure.

3. For each children’s ward closure, please also state the number of patients which were diverted elsewhere as a result of the ward closing.

There have been no closures to new admissions. We accommodate within the unit by flexing extra beds open.

1. Please confirm the number of mobile phones or smartphones that are in use by the organisation.


2. The Name of the Organisation who acts as your mobile airtime service provider. (If multiple contracts are set up please confirm each specific provider).

EE and Vodafone

2.1) please confirm;

(a) The date the aforementioned contract(s) started.

They are rolling contracts

(b) The date the aforementioned contract(s) ends.

They are rolling contracts

(c) The date the contract(s) will be reviewed (prior to termination / new contract).

Review and renewal in process

3. Are mobile phones and smart phones purchased separately or ‘bundled’ as part of the airtime agreement (via a technology fund for example)?

They were separate but the new contract will be “bundled”

3.1) If handsets are procured separately, please provide details of how many mobile phones or smart phones have been purchased during the previous three years. (Please detail physical number of devices acquired.)

They are not purchased we have acquired them through a Technology fund

3.2) If Handsets are procured separately please could you confirm if the devices are leased, rented or purchased outright.

Not applicable

3.3) Does the organisation make ad-hoc purchases for Handsets during the normal contractual term.


3.4) Is the procurement process under a specific framework or does the organisation work independently of such a framework?  Please provide details of framework if necessary.

New contract will be KSF

4. What happens to mobile devices (Phones and Tablets) at the end of the contract term or alternatively at the point of retirement?

Mobile phones – we only replace if faulty then they are recycled to an external organisation.

5. Please provide full details of the person who is ultimately responsible for the Airtime Contact.  (Please include: Name, Position, E-mail address, Contact Phone Number. Office Location).

Lee Wootton

Head of ICT – Business Delivery

0121 424 2944

6. Please provide full details of the person who is ultimately responsible for the Procurement of Mobile Devices.  (Please include: Name, Position, E-mail address, Contact Phone Number. Office Location.

Lee Wootton

Head of ICT – Business Delivery

0121 424 2944

7. What is the current method for insuring your mobile devices in the event of loss, damage or theft?

No Insurance





1. How many beds in total are managed by the trust?

This information is available on the Trust’s website at We are therefore withholding this information under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 “information already accessible “.

2. Does the trust have a server farm either on-site or off-site?

Currently on site, plan to move off site

3. How many racks exist in that server farm/data centre?


4. When is the last time that the data centre/server farm was upgraded/refurbished?

Currently in progress

5. When is the next scheduled data centre/server farm refurbishment/upgrade?

Currently in progress

Heart of England is delivering an Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs) conference called: Advanced Clinical Practice in Emergency Medicine – what next?

This conference is to be held on Friday 6 October 2017 from 9am-5pm (registration at 8.30am) at Birmingham City Football Club Ground and is for all ACPs, staff nurses, sisters, consultants, doctors in emergency medicine and anyone who has an interest in the ACP role. It will cover the following topics:

• ACP credentialing – Dr Ellen Jones (ED Consultant, HEE & RCEM member of ACP pilot working group)
• ACP experience of credentialing – Martin Horton (First ACP to credential in adults and paediatrics)
• Social media and publishing
• Front door elderly care
• ED paediatric scenarios

To register, click here

  • Total organisational spend on software (clinical and business related software, office and admin software including licences but excluding implementation and support)
  • Total organisational spend on IT services and support
  • Total organisational spend on in-house IM&T staff (excluding spend on outsourcing services)
  • Total organisational spend on hardware
  • Total organisational spend on communications
  • Other ICT spend (this will include ICT spend which is not captured in above mentioned categories, like other ICT charges, costs related to running services for other NHS bodies, Medical devices, POC testing, etc.)

Please see attached

FOI 5386

1. The number of times your trust has sent a patient to a zoo or safari park for a medical investigation or procedure (e.g. MRI scan).


2. For each of these instances please can you detail the following:

 – The zoo or safari park the patient was sent to.

– The investigation or procedure that was carried out.

– The reason why the patient was sent to the zoo and not treated within a hospital or other regular medical facility.

Not applicable


Please can you tell me what proportion of cataract surgery cases are done with local anaesthetic without an anaesthetist allocated.

Cataract operation without anaesthetist 950
Cataract operation with anaesthetist 1118
Total 2068
% Cataract operation without anaesthetist (local anaesthetic) 46%
% Cataract operation with anaesthetist (local anaesthetic) 54%

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