Community Dental Department (FOI)
Community Dental Department (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 20 December 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Could you please provide answers to the following questions concerning the dental department at the General Hospital.
How many people were employed in the department on 31 October in each of the past three years? Please break down into roles (nurses, dentists, consultants, admin staff etc.).
Over the course of the past year, how many members of the department have left or are absent and for what reason (retirement, dismissal, maternity etc.)?
How many of the current establishment are locums or agency staff?
How many vacancies were there at 31 October? And how many at the time of responding to these questions?
What success has there been in recruiting to fill vacancies?
Where numbers are fewer than five, disclosure control has been applied to avoid identification of any individuals. Article 25 (Personal information) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has therefore been applied.
Please see the table below for a breakdown of staff employed in the Community Dental Department on the 31st October in the preceding three years.
|Associate Specialist - Dental/Oral Surgery||<5||<5||<5|
|Dental Department Manager||<5||<5||<5|
|Healthcare Assistant - Dental||<5||<5||<5|
Since 1st December 2020, seven individuals have left or were absent from the department as a result of resignation, dismissal, suspension or secondment.
As at 31st October there were less than 5 Locum or Agency staff within the department of the General Hospital.
As at 31st October there were six vacancies in the department. As at 29th November (latest available data) there were seven vacancies in the department.
Consultant recruitment has been successful with several candidates due to start in the New Year.
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