1. For each of the last five financial years (11/12 – 15/16) what was the total number of employees who signed settlement agreements when they left your Trust? Please note I would like an annual breakdown for each year as opposed to one figure covering the five-year period.
2. For each of the last five financial years how much was paid to departing employees as part of the settlement agreements? Again, I am looking for annual breakdowns of the data.
The annual breakdown should include the following three elements;
A – The statutory amount the employee received (ie the sum to which they were legally entitled for redundancy).
B – The amount paid in special severance payments.
C The overall total of statutory and special severance payments for each of the last five financial years.
3 (A). For each of the past five financial years, how many of the settlement agreements signed with departing employees contained confidentiality clauses?
(B) Of the total number of confidentiality clauses issued during each financial year, how many came from Category 1 as defined above? Category 2? Category 3? Other?

4. For each of the last five financial years, how many departing NHS staff who signed a settlement agreement received an agreed reference as part of the agreement?
5. For each of the past five financial years, how many of the settlement agreements signed with departing employees were referred to the Treasury/Department for Health to be signed off?

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