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FOI Agency price cap rules: consultation responses and Monitor’s considerations

Agency price cap rules: consultation responses (excluding those from doctors, nurses and unions), information used in calculating rates, Monitor’s policy and equality duty.

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Agency price cap rules- consultation responses and Monitor’s considerations

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Agency price cap rules consultation responses and Monitor’s considerations (1 February 2016)

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Agency rules: consultation responses

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The request is:

  • please provide the responses to the consultation which Monitor states that it has taken into account, excluding those responses from doctors, nurses and unions

  • please provide all relevant information and documentation used to calculate the capped rates in question, namely 100% (above basic) on 23 November 2015, 75% (above basic) on 1 February 2016 and 55% (above basic) on 1 April 2016 for other medical staff, including nurses

  • please provide all relevant information and documentation held in relation to other capped rates considered by Monitor (for other medical staff, including nurses)

  • please provide all relevant information and documentation held in relation to other staged introduction dates (for the caps) by Monitor

  • please provide the relevant information and documentation held by Monitor after 15 October 2015 in relation to the decision to exclude bank staff from the operation of the caps (to include NHS Professionals LTD)

  • please confirm that in adopting the caps proposals and/or policy, Monitor gave consideration to the current framework agreements and agreed rates within those framework agreements between agencies and trusts and the need for trusts to honour those current framework agreements and agreed rates within those framework agreements, which apply both before and after 23 November 2015. Please provide all relevant information and documentation in relation to those considerations

  • please provide all relevant information and documentation held by Monitor as to its consideration of Monitor’s and NHS trusts’ obligations to comply with their public equality duties under Section 149 of the Equality Act in introducing the caps

1 February 2016: Monitor partially responded on 14 January 2016 and provided a concluding response on 1 February 2016.

Published 14 January 2016
Last updated 2 February 2016 + show all updates
  1. Monitor has provided a concluding response to the original FOI.
  2. First published.