The Trust principally uses NHS Professionals and agencies on the CCS, NOECPC or HTE framework.
The information is held by the Trust. The information requested is exempt from disclosure under section 43 – commercial interests – of the Freedom of Information Act. Section 43 states:
Agency staff is a competitive market where the service is relatively consistent e.g. a band 5 nurse. Competition is therefore based predominantly on price. The disclosure of the hourly charge rate would be likely to have an adverse impact on the Trust’s ability to negotiate best value therefore prejudicing the commercial interests of the Trust in negotiating future agency staff costs.
Translate this page: