16690 - Overtime Incentives

I wish to know how many times (from 1st April 2015 to present) extra pay, or higher hourly rates, have been offered as an incentive for staff to work overtime, during exceptional circumstances to fill rota gaps.

For each case, please provide:

1.      The date.

2.      The number of staff paid extra, and the amount.

3.      The reasons – if given.

 

  • Reference:
    16690
  • Response:

    I wish to know how many times (from 1st April 2015 to present) extra pay, or higher hourly rates, have been offered as an incentive for staff to work overtime, during exceptional circumstances to fill rota gaps.

    For each case, please provide:

    1. The date.
    2. The number of staff paid extra, and the amount.
    3. The reasons – if given.

     

    Please note:

    The figures below are based on actual OT Incentive payments made.  We cannot state exactly which incentive they were attributable to, we can only state in which month they were paid.

    Incentive schemes are offered to provide increased resourcing. It should be noted that the Trust has been given more money to help meet the gap in staffing and fleet which was identified by an independent review of services.

     

    Month

    No of Employees

    Cost

    January 2018

                  1,659

    £246,178

    February 2018

                     351

    £36,337

    March 2018

                  1,849

    £660,583

    April 2018

                  1,666

    £476,363

    May 2018

                  1,486

    £467,921

    June 2018

                        62

    £9,782

     

     

    Dates of Incentive

    Reason for Incentive

    31/12/17 - 01/01/18

    New Year’s Eve - Incentive is in place for reasons of exceptional circumstance of demand and system wide delays which impact on our capacity.

    10/02/18 - 19/02/18

    Increase resourcing and fleet availability to support patient safety in the community

    22/02/18 - 05/03/18

    Increase resourcing and fleet availability to support patient safety in the community

    31/03/18 - 12/04/18

    Increase patient facing vehicle hours and provide the associated support to the delivery of care to our patients over the Easter period.

  • Area:
    Trust wide
  • Category:
    • Emergency Operations
    • Human Resources
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