1. What was the highest amount you spent on a single medical locum shift (regardless of length) in the following? Please state specialty and grade involved, length of shift and date/dates worked in each case. Please include any agency commission.
a. 2019-20 to date
2. With regard to the highest amount spent in the current financial year, was this shift offered to doctors at your trust? Did their reasons for refusal relate to concerns over the tax treatment of pension contributions?
a. How much did you spend on locum medics each month in the following periods?
Financial year 2017-18
Financial year 2018-19
So far this financial year (please state end date)
b. How many shifts were involved in each period?
Please give figures broken down by month e.g. April 2017 £75,000 (150 shifts) May 2017 £100,000 (29 shifts) etc.