BASICS responders and the Deregulation Act 2015

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

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Dr Robert S. Coull

Dear West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation 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

:Freedom Of Information Mailbox, West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust

Good afternoon

Thank you for your below enquiry which we acknowledge.

We shall contact you again shortly.

Kind Regards

Lynsey Kumari
Freedom of Information & Document Control Officer
West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Millennium Point, Waterfront Way, Brierley Hill, Dudley, DY5 1LX

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:Freedom Of Information Mailbox, West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust

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Good afternoon

Please see the attached letter in respect of your recent request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

We have also attached a quick survey and we were wondering if we could spare a few moments of your time to complete and return to either myself or the Head of Governance and Risk [email address] to help us improve the service we currently provide.

Kind Regards

Lynsey Kumari
Freedom of Information & Document Control Officer
West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Millennium Point, Waterfront Way, Brierley Hill, Dudley, DY5 1LX

Have you seen our previous FOI responses? Or Our frequently asked FOI page? Check it out by clicking here

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