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FOI 2023 42 - Agency Use in Ultrasound and Sonography


Information Requested:

1. Who is the head of procurement responsible for approving agency usage for the Sonography/Ultrasound department at your trust?

2. Who is responsible for agency usage (on and off framework) in the Sonography/Ultrasound department at all hospitals associated with the Trust?

3. Please can you provide the contact number and email address for the manager(s) in question 1 and 2.

4. Have you used off-framework agency staff between March 2022 - March 2023 in Sonography/Ultrasound?

5. How much was your Off-Framework agency spend for Sonography/Ultrasound from March 2022 - March 2023?
Thank you for your time!


Information provided for the answer:

Thank you for your recent request dated 28th March 2023.

Public Health Wales does not use agency for our Screeners or Clinical Skills Trainer staffing.

It is important to note that Public Health Wales is the public health service for Wales and as such is an independent NHS Trust. This is NOT the same as NHS Wales. As an organisation we have no jurisdiction over the activities of Health Boards and frequently do not have access to the data that they produce.

I have provided contact details for each Health Board below for you to contact.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Powys Teaching Health Board

Freedom of information - Powys Teaching Health Board (


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