FOI 4263 Trainee Doctors

 

1. The total number of whole time equivalent doctors in training employed by the trust in 2015/16 – 277.2

2. The total amount spent on salaries of doctors in training for 2015/16 –The cost of compliance to gather, analyse and report on the requested information would exceed the appropriate limit under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act, as explained below:

  • There is no indicator within the Payroll system prior to August 2016 that distinguishes training doctors from Trust/locally appointed doctors
  • There is not a separate subjective or costing code attached to training doctors on the ledger interface, so the Finance department are unable to report on the salary and on costs for that specific group of staff
  • The parameters of any payroll reports available do not include the option to report on staff in post over an entire year so the only way to attempt to identify all training doctors within a financial year would be to run a staff in post report for each month and identify the training doctors based on assumptions about their position title and fixed term status/end date
  • In order to then obtain the salary information for these staff this would require running annual finance reports and lookups per financial month against the list of training doctors that had been established

 3. The proportion of the doctors in training at the trust in 2016/17 who are on the 2016 junior doctor contract – 15%

 4. The total number of whole time equivalent doctors in training the trust employed in 2016/17 – 275.2

 5. The total amount spent on salaries of doctors in training for 2016/17 The cost of compliance to gather, analyse and report on the requested information would exceed the appropriate limit under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act, as explained under Q2 above.

 6. The total amount the trust has spent, to date, on implementing a system to allow exception reporting by junior doctors, or an estimate of this amount if an accurate figure is not available – £3,000

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