FOI 7376 - Hospital Social workers

Date: 30 May 2022 to 30 May 2025

 

  1. Number of hospital social workers currently employed by your Trust (expressed as number of staff and as Full Time Equivalent, excluding vacancies)

     
  2. Number of non-social work registered staff currently employed in hospital social work teams (care managers, assessment officers, assistant social workers etc) (expressed as number of staff and as Full Time Equivalent, excluding vacancies) 

     
  3. Number of vacancies for social workers and non-social work registered staff currently employed in hospital social work teams (expressed as number of posts and Full Time Equivalent) 

     
  4. Are these hospital social workers managed by a registered social worker? 

     
  5. Do these hospital social workers have an office base within an NHS hospital / other NHS premises? 

     
  6. If your Trust does not employ hospital social workers, please give the name of the body that does employ hospital social workers in your area. 

 

'Hospital social workers' include employees registered with a social work regulator, who spend more than 50% of their working time facilitating hospital discharge or providing other social work services to inpatients of acute NHS services, excluding mental health.  'Non-social work registered staff' includes staff who provide a similar service to social workers, but who are not registered with a social work regulator.  Please do not include any staff whose posts are funded by the NHS or other bodies, but whose contract of employment is with the local authority. 

 

 

  • Request ID:
    7376
  • Category:
    Staff - HR
  • Response:

    May 2022

    Freedom of Information Request: reference 7376

    Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

     

    The information you have requested is as follows:

     

    1. Number of hospital social workers currently employed by your Trust (expressed as number of staff and as Full Time Equivalent, excluding vacancies). We do not employee Social Workers at Medway NHS Foundation Trust.

       
    2. Number of non-social work registered staff currently employed in hospital social work teams (care managers, assessment officers, assistant social workers etc) (expressed as number of staff and as Full Time Equivalent, excluding vacancies)  N/A

       
    3. Number of vacancies for social workers and non-social work registered staff currently employed in hospital social work teams (expressed as number of posts and Full Time Equivalent) N/A

       
    4. Are these hospital social workers managed by a registered social worker? N/A

       
    5. Do these hospital social workers have an office base within an NHS hospital / other NHS premises? N/A

       
    1. If your Trust does not employ hospital social workers, please give the name of the body that does employ hospital social workers in your area.

     

    Medway NHS Foundation Trust does not hold this information. Therefore, you may wish to direct your queries on to Medway Council who should be able to answer your request. Please find their details below:

     

    Post:               FOI Team, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR

    Online Form:  https://ecm.medway.gov.uk/Ef3/General.jsp?form=FreedomOfInformationRequest&page=pgReq