VACANCIES
Request 1
a) Please confirm how many whole time equivalent physiotherapist and physiotherapy support worker vacancies were held in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust as at 31 March 2017.
b) Please confirm how many of the posts in Request 1a had been vacant for 3 months or more as at 31 March 2017.

POSTS
Request 2:
Please confirm how many whole time equivalent (WTE) physiotherapists and physiotherapy support workers were employed by Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust on the 31 March 2017. (This should include any generic assistant or technical instructor posts that support physiotherapy service provision).

PATIENT DEMAND
Request 3:
Please confirm the number of new referrals (including patient self-referral) to physiotherapy services in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, in the following financial years:
• 1 April 2016 to end of 31 March 2017
• 1 April 2015 to end of 31 March 2016
• 1 April 2014 to end of 31 March 2015

SPENDING
Request 4:
Please confirm how much was spent on physiotherapy agency/locum/temp staff in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, in the following financial years:
• 1 April 2016 to end of 31 March 2017
• 1 April 2015 to end of 31 March 2016
• 1 April 2014 to end of 31 March 2015

PRACTICE BASED LEARNING
Request 5:
Please identify the clinical areas within your physiotherapy services that provide placements for physiotherapy undergraduates in the last financial year (1 April 2016 to end of 31 March 2017).

MUSCULOSKELETAL (MSK) PATHWAY
Request 6:
a) Please confirm/deny whether Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust provides MSK services that include first contact physiotherapists in General Practice
b) Please confirm/deny whether patients can self-refer to physiotherapy services within the MSK services provided by Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

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