To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people working on the NHS e-Referral Service are (a) contingent labour, (b) supplier resource and (c) civil servants.
The information requested is shown in the following table:
NHS e-Referral Service
IT Infrastructure Sourcing programme
Source: NHS Digital and NHS Business Services Authority
1Contracts with suppliers are for the delivery of a service rather than resources. The primary supplier for the NHS e-Referral Service provides three staff who work on site.
2NHS Digital and NHS Business Services Authority employees are public servants employed on NHS terms and conditions. The figures include those staff employed on a permanent or fixed term basis within NHS Digital and the NHS Business Services Authority.
The figures for the NHS.UK programme and the NHS e-Referral Service represent full time equivalents assigned to the programme or service in March 2019, to the nearest whole number.
The IT Infrastructure Sourcing programme is being delivered by the NHS Business Services Authority. The figures for this programme represent resources dedicated to the delivery of the programme and do not include NHS Business Services Authority staff who supplement delivery with specific skills. Figures for continent labour were correct at the end of March 2019. From 1 April 2019, contingent labour decreases to four, as a result of the programme moving out of the procurement/design phase and into delivery.