FOI HGS 0132 Patient Property Policy

Published/updated: 31/05/18 14:42

Please provide a copy of the Trust’s policy on patient’s jewelry.

The Patient property policy is attached Patient Property Policy HGS

FOI HGS0088 Potholes

Published/updated: 31/05/18 11:14

Could you please provide the following information relating to potholes across your estate:

1. Please detail the annual cost to your Trust of a) damage directly caused by potholes and b) repairing potholes, in each financial year since 2010.
Heartlands Hospital
a & b) 2010: £347
2011: £585
2012: £842
2013: £893
2014: £593
2015: £1485
2016: £403
2017: £643

Good Hope Hospital
a No damage directly caused by potholes
b 2010: We do not hold this information
2011: We do not hold this information
2012: £2000
2013: £5000
2014: £3000
2015: £4000
2016: £5000
2017: £7000

Solihull Hospital
a No damage directly caused by potholes
b 2010: £1247
2011: £956
2012: £315
2013: £1236
2014: £857
2015: £422
2016: £899
2017: £689

2. Please detail how many potholes there are across your estate in total at the current time.
Heartlands Hospital: 3
Good Hope Hospital: 8 high risk
Solihull Hospital: 23

3. How many potholes have been reported on your estate each year since 2010?
Heartlands Hospital:
2011: 18
2012: 20
2013: 16
2014: 28
2015 13
2016: 20
2017: 16
2018: 7 to date

Good Hope Hospital:
We do not hold this information

Solihull Hospital:
210

4. What is the diameter of the largest pothole currently on your estate? Please also provide details of the size of the largest pothole which has existed on your estate since 2010.
Heartlands Hospital: currently estimated maximum 225mm x 225mm x 25mm
We do not hold the dimemsions of the largest pothole since 2010.

Good Hope Hospital: 300mm x 200mm largest pothole currently on the Estate. We do not hold the dimemsions of the largest pothole since 2010.

Solihull Hospital: 200mm diameter currently on the Estate.
Largest pothole since 2010: 300mm diameter

5. Please outline how many occasions there have been when you wished to repair a pothole, but due to funding shortages the pothole was not repaired or the repair was delayed.
Heartlands Hospital: our pot holes are always dealt with reactively, funding is always available for H&S matters such as this.

Good Hope Hospital: Items are normally completed within 2 years if funds are not available at the time of request.

Solihull Hospital: Twice, these were assessed and found to be of a low level risk.

FOI HGS 0066 Overseas patients

Published/updated: 31/05/18 11:10

Please could you provide me with a list of each of the overseas patients within your trust who have been billed for NHS care during the whole of the financial year of 2016-17, and any from the financial year 2017/18 that you currently have available. Please do not include the billing of any EEA nationals, or private patients. If possible, please format the data in an excel spreadsheet and include only:
1. Year of birth
See attached spreadsheet
2. Nationality
See attached spreadsheet
3. Sex
See attached spreadsheet
4. Amount invoiced
See attached spreadsheet. Please note, the total value on this listing does not reconcile to the value of income shown in the statutory accounts for overseas in the statutory accounts as this does not include amounts billed to insurance companies, for EHIC claims and for other charges to other organisations
5. Date invoiced
See attached spreadsheet
6. Year of entry into the UK – if the information is held
We do not hold this information.
If this is felt to be too much information to give out
1. instead of year of birth, please provide whether they were born before (not including) 1971, or after
2. please indicate if their nationality is one of those below, please group their nationality by continent if applicable (this is a list of commonwealth states in 1971)
Please see attached PDF document.

FOI HGS0066

FOI HGS0066

FOI HGS0048 Agency Temporary and Permanent Staff

Published/updated: 31/05/18 10:59

1. How many agencies do you engage with for your recruitment of temporary nurses and health care assistants and can you please list them for 01/01/2018 – 31/03/2018?
First Point
Medbank
Actonbanks
Arcadia
Athona
Daywebster
TTM Health
Flamelily
HCL
Id Medical
Imperial
Medacs
Medics Pro
Meridian
MPP
MSI
My Locum
Swiis
Tna Medical
Your World
4Social
Evergood
Medsol
Team 24
Daywebster
Medacs Ahp
Globe
Maxxima Ahp
YourWorld Ahp
Reed
DRC
Eleventh
Medical
NL Group
Plan B
Final Call
Primera
CC Lifeline
Thornbury
Cromwell
Locum Place
Medpure
My Locum
Team Support
Your World
Bluestones
Your Nurse
Eleventh Hour
Locum Place
Mayday
NISI Staffing
Greenstaff
Pulse
VIP T/A Mday

2. How many agencies do you engage with for your recruitment of permanent nurses and can you please list them?
We are not currently engaging with, or looking to engage with, any agencies for the supply of permanent nurses. When we do look to engage with suppliers of permanent nurses we do so through Health Trust Europe’s Framework Agreements.

3. What has your spend been on temporary nurses? £9,523,997.25 FY2016/17 (includes Agency Midwives)

4. What has your spend been on permanent nurses in 2017?
£171,351,014.04 (includes iwives and internal Bank Nurses)

5. How many temporary shifts have been released to agencies for mental health nurses between 01/01/2018 – 31/03/2018?
1264

6. How many temporary shifts have been released to agencies for general nurses between 01/01/2018 – 31/03/2018?
8117

7. How many temporary shifts have been released to agencies for theaters nurses between 01/01/2018 – 31/03/2018?
385

8. How many temporary shifts have been released to agencies for A&E nurses between 01/01/2018 – 31/03/2018?
1017

9. How many temporary shifts have been released to agencies for Community nurses between 01/01/2018 – 31/03/2018?
65

10. How many temporary shifts that have been released to agencies for mental health nurses go unfilled between 01/01/2018 – 31/03/2018?
651

11. How many temporary shifts that have been released to agencies for general nurses go unfilled between 01/01/2018 – 31/03/2018?
1455

12. How many temporary shifts that have been released to agencies for theaters nurses go unfilled between 01/01/2018 – 31/03/2018?
21

13. How many temporary shifts that have been released to agencies for A&E nurses go unfilled between 01/01/2018 – 31/03/2018?
144

14. How many temporary shifts that have been released to agencies for Community nurses go unfilled between 01/01/2018 – 31/03/2018?
None

15. Are all temporary shifts released to all agencies at the same time or is their a tiering system?
There is a tiering system in place

16. Do you have any off framework spend for temporary agency staff between 01/01/2018 – 31/03/2018?
Yes

FOI HGS0058 Babies

Published/updated: 31/05/18 10:51

In the 2017 calendar year were there any babies born at your hospitals where the weight of the baby was 12lbs (5443g) or more? If so please state how many and what their birthweights were.

There were no babies over 5443g at our trust in 2017.

FOI HGS0068 Insourced/Outsourced Endoscopy Services

Published/updated: 31/05/18 10:45

I understand your trust uses external providers to deliver some aspects of your trusts Endoscopy service. Please kindly outline which suppliers you utilise and the total amount spent for Insourced or outsourced Endoscopy services during the months of November 2017 – March 2018:
Please find attached document.
FOI HGS0068

FOI HGS0063 Winter Serious Incidents

Published/updated: 31/05/18 10:25

1. How many Serious Incidents (SI) were recorded in your A&E department in:

a. 1/11/2015 – 31/3/2016
1

b. 1/11/2016 – 31/3/2017
4

c. 1/11/2017 – 31/3/2018
6

FOI UHB 0010 Overseas Visitors

Published/updated: 30/05/18 10:31

1. Please tell me whether the trust carries out routine identity checks on patients attending outpatient appointments to ascertain whether they are ordinarily resident in the UK.

Yes routine identity checks are carried out on patients attending out-patient appointments.

2. If yes, please answer the following questions:
a. Which patients undergo such checks? ( – eg all those attending first appointment for a new care pathway)
Patients with no NHS number/Overseas addresses. An automated rolling 5 day report is generated on a daily basis providing this information for all patients booked for elective treatment either an in-patient or out patient.

b. Please state what forms of documentation they have to provide? (eg passports, proof of address)
Passport/ID card, Proof of address, Biometric Residence permit, ARC

c. What happens if they cannot provide proof of being ordinarily resident?
If the patient is unable to provide any documentation supporting entitlement to non-urgent treatment under the NHS, a costing for payment is requested from the Finance Dept and the patient is advised of the costs upfront prior to any treatment taking place. The treating clinician is advised the patient is chargeable and unless clinically necessary the treatment will be deferred until payment/documents have been received.

3. Please also state how many Overseas Visitor Managers (OVMs) or Overseas Visitor Officers (OVOs) are employed by the trust (Please state as Full Time Equivalent)

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) completed a merger by acquisition of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) on April 1 2018. Processes and structures are being aligned across the merged organisation; and the relevant organisational structures in relation to this request are:

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham: 1 Full time equivalent plus support from Finance.

Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospitals: No Overseas Manager but 1 full time Overseas Supervisor, 1 full time Overseas Officer & 2 part time Overseas Officers

4. Please state the highest bill which is still outstanding owed by an overseas visitor for a) 2017/18 to date and b)2016/17.

A) £15,874.44: £133K
B) £6,285.00: 76K

5. In relation to question 4, please broadly state the nature of the treatment (eg ophthalmology, kidney dialysis, obstetrics) and the nationality of the patient, if known.

A) Neurology
B) Cancer services.

The Trust does hold the nationality of the patients. If we were to provide the nationality of the patients there is a possibility that individuals may be identified.
We are therefore withholding this information under Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act.

FOI HGS 0082

Published/updated: 25/05/18 14:10

For each calendar year since 2010, broken down by month:

  • How many applications for a restricted certificate of sponsorship for a Tier 2 (General) visa has the Trust made to the Home Office (through the sponsorship management system or other routes) for (a) clinical staff (b) non-clinical staff
  • How many of these applications were (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful for (i) clinical staff and (ii) non-clinical staff
  • How many applications for a restricted certificate of sponsorship for a Tier 2 (General) visa has the Trust made to the Home Office (through the sponsorship management system or other routes) for (a) professions on the Shortage Occupation List (b) professions not on the Shortage Occupation List
  • How many of these applications were (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful for (i) professions on the Shortage Occupation List (ii) professions not on the Shortage Occupation List

Where the data is accessible within the limits of the Act, please provide a breakdown by profession for clinical and non-clinical staff e.g. nurse, doctor etc

How many clinical staff positions is the Trust currently planning on filling with an overseas doctor in the next 12 months?

See attached FOI HGS0082

FOI HGS 0101 Agency Staffing

Published/updated: 25/05/18 13:22

I would be very grateful if you could provide me with the following information: –

  1. Agency spend on Medical Locums/Doctors

£ 8,707,655 FY2016/17

  1. Agency spend on AHP’s (Allied Health Professionals) and HSS (Health and Social Sciences)

£ 1,639,830.00 FY16-17

  1. Agency spend on Nursing

£ 1,639,830.00 FY16-17

  1. Agency spend on NMNC (Non-Medical, Non Clinical)

£1,050,611 FY2016/17

  1. Do you use a Direct Engagement model to engage locum staff?

Yes

  1. If so, please state the name of the company used

247 Time

  1. What is the expiry date for this contract?

Expired November 2018

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