BASICS responders and the Deregulation Act 2015

Dr Robert S. Coull made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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Dr Robert S. Coull

Dear East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust,

With the introduction of Section 50 and Schedule 9 of the Deregulation Act 2015, it became lawful for vehicles responding to an emergency at the request of an NHS ambulance service to respond using emergency warning devices and to claim certain exemptions from road traffic legislation in order to make safe progress without un-necessary delay to bring skilled help to patients with life or limb threatening emergencies. One such group are doctors, nurses, and paramedics who are members of the charity the British Association for Immediate Care and who attend life threatening emergencies at the request of NHS ambulance services across the UK.

Please could you provide me with the following information.

1. Does your ambulance service task BASICS responders to 999 calls?

2. If yes, do any of those responders make use of the relevent sections of the Deregulation Act 2015 when responding in their own (or third party organisation) vehicles?

3. If yes, what governance procedures do you have in place (if any) for this? (Eg: Section 19 driver training, Memorandum of Understanding, Honourary Contracts etc..)

Thank you in advance for your assistance with this request. Your time is appreciated, and your answers will be used to improve the services we provide to patients.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Robert S. Coull

FOI, East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

2 Atodiad

Our Ref: FOI 18/349

 

 

Dear Dr Coull

 

Thank you for your email dated 23 January 2018 requesting information.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within 20 working days.

 

If you have any queries about this process, do not hesitate to contact
me. 

 

Kind regards

 

Lynn

 

 

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FOI, East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

3 Atodiad

Dear Dr Coull

 

Please see response to your FOI request attached.

 

Kind regards

 

Lynn

 

  [1]EMAS stacked logo right aligned
with crest - email signature
 
 Emergency care | Urgent care | We
  care          

Lynn Daly  
Information
Governance Telephone: 0115 919 3446
Compliance
Manager [mobile number]

  Email: [2][email address]

East [3]www.emas.nhs.uk
Midlands
Ambulance @EMASNHSTRUST[4]Description:
Service NHS Description: Description:
Trust Description: Description:
Nottingham Description: Description:
Divisional Description: Description:
HQ Description:
Beechdale cid:image002.png@01CF367A.50F55880
Road
Nottingham

NG8 3LL

 

 

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