Budget spent on Community First Responders / Volunteer Emergency Responders

Matt Alsbury-Morris made this Freedom of Information request to South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Matt Alsbury-Morris

Dear South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

I would like to know the figure spent for your last 3 complete fiscal years (assuming the most recent complete fiscal year ended in 2017) on Community First Responders / Volunteer Emergency Responders - and if you differentiate these roles (i.e. one is blue light trained, one is not), please provide the different figures spent where possible.

Yours faithfully,

Matt Alsbury-Morris

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FOI, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Hi,

Thank you for your email, we apologise for the delay in replying to you, we are unable to assist.

Our Finance department are unable quantify the answer to your query with regards to the Community First Responders / Volunteer Emergency Responders (CFRs), as this is a local scheme with local group funding that are not part of the SCAS revenue budget.

Whilst SCAS paid staff train CFRs initially and whilst CFRs requalify at certain periods throughout the year, they purely rely on public donations.

SCAS also provide all of the consumables they use but we are unable breakdown, how many bandages, masks etc. were used at what type of incident.

We also do not have any CFRs that are allowed to respond on blue lights, they drive at normal road speed and in conjunction with the Highway Code.

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been handled, you can request a review by writing to: Will Hancock, Chief Executive, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Units 7 & 8 Talisman Business Centre, Talisman Road, Bicester, Oxon, OX26 6HR.

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South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Northern House, 7-8 Talisman Business Centre, Bicester, OX26 6HR.

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