Legal opinion on the use of blue lights by BASICS responders

Yn disgwyl am adolygiad mewnol gan Scottish Ambulance Service o'u triniaeth o'r cais hwn.

Dear Scottish Ambulance Service,

Please could you supply me with a copy of the Central Legal Office opinion on the use of blue lights etc. by BASICS responders.

This opinion was obtained by Dr James Ward, Medical Director of the Scottish Ambulance Service in November 2017.

The public interest in this request is related to concerns about the impact of response times on survival rates from cardiac arrests (and other serious incidents) of not having blue-light trainined BASICS responders and whether there are any legal objections to having more blue-light trained responders.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Robert S. Coull

FOI (SCOTTISH AMBULANCE SERVICE), Scottish Ambulance Service

Dear Dr Coull

The Central Legal Office is within NHS National Services Scotland. You will need to make this Freedom of Information Request to NHS NSS. You can find out more on their website at



dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Scottish Ambulance Service,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Scottish Ambulance Service's handling of my FOI request 'Legal opinion on the use of blue lights by BASICS responders'.

I believe the information is held by the Scottish Ambulance Service because the opinion was requested by Dr James Ward, SAS Medical Director, and he recently informed me he had received the opinion he requested.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:

Yours faithfully,

Dr Robert S. Coull

Gadawodd Dr Robert S. Coull anodiad ()

Submitted to Scottish Information Commissioner on 19.12.2017

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