Medal Information Request

Martin Metcalf made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

Please confirm how many Ambulance Service (Emergency) Long Service and Good Conduct Medals the Trust/Service has issued in total, with breakdown by financial year since 1995.

If possible please provide the figures for previous incorporated Ambulance Services prior to amalgamation (if applicable).

Please provide a breakdown by skillset (eg. Paramedic, Ambulance Technician, ECA/ECSW/Associate Practitioner etc.).

Please provide a breakdown by Gender.

Please provide a naming example and whether rank/ skillset is or has ever been included (eg. John Smith/ Mr John Smith/ Paramedic John Smith etc).

Does the Trust/Service use honorifics or post-nominals on the naming (eg. Dr, Rev, BA, BSc, MBE, BEM, MC, QGM).

Has any awardee refused to accept the Medal?

Has any awardee returned the Medal back for any reason?

Has any awardee had the award of the Medal revoked?

What does an individual award cost the Trust/Service at public or private expense?

Does the Trust/Service hold an award ceremony or is the medal awarded “over the desk”?

How many Queens Ambulance Service Medals has the Trust/Service recommended for award to members of staff and how many have actually been awarded?

How many MBEs Medals has the Trust/Service recommended for award to members of staff and how many have actually been awarded?

How many BEMs has the Trust/Service recommended for award to members of staff and how many have actually been awarded?

How many Queens Gallantry Medals has the Trust/Service recommended for award to members of staff and how many have actually been awarded?

How many Medals not named above has the Trust/Service recommended for award to members of staff and how many have actually been awarded; if applicable, what were the medals recommended?

Yours faithfully,

Martin Metcalf

FOI, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

This is a gentle reminder regarding the FOI request I sent. Could I ask that you expedite this request as you have fallen outside the 20 working days which you have to respond.

Yours faithfully,

Martin Metcalf

Dear South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Medal Information Request'.

I am writing to request an internal review of Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Medal information request'.

The automated email you sent has not been followed up with either a time frame or the information requested. I therefore again request the information and would like to know the reason for the delay which in this case is not acceptable.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

Yours faithfully,

Martin Metcalf

FOI, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Metcalf

Thank you for getting in touch and raising your concern and please accept our apologies that you have not received a response to your request

We have searched our FOI emails and database / log and cannot find any communication from you other than your email of the 21st May

As the quickest solution, please can you re-send the request at your earliest convenience ? We will then endeavour to provide you with a response as soon as possible

We look forward to hearing back from you

With regards

FOI
01869 363177 or 01869 365000 x5407

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear FOI,

The original request was made 8th March with an automatic reply almost immediately. On 10th April I sent a reminder and 21st May I requested an internal review. It does appear likely that the system at your end is sadly flawed. I have attached the original question below but have not started a new request as this would flaw the original timeline should escalation be required.

Thanks

Martin

Please confirm how many Ambulance Service (Emergency) Long Service and Good Conduct Medals the Trust/Service has issued in total, with breakdown by financial year since 1995.

If possible please provide the figures for previous incorporated Ambulance Services prior to amalgamation (if applicable).

Please provide a breakdown by skillset (eg. Paramedic, Ambulance Technician, ECA/ECSW/Associate Practitioner etc.).

Please provide a breakdown by Gender.

Please provide a naming example and whether rank/ skillset is or has ever been included (eg. John Smith/ Mr John Smith/ Paramedic John Smith etc).

Does the Trust/Service use honorifics or post-nominals on the naming (eg. Dr, Rev, BA, BSc, MBE, BEM, MC, QGM).

Has any awardee refused to accept the Medal?

Has any awardee returned the Medal back for any reason?

Has any awardee had the award of the Medal revoked?

What does an individual award cost the Trust/Service at public or private expense?

Does the Trust/Service hold an award ceremony or is the medal awarded “over the desk”?

How many Queens Ambulance Service Medals has the Trust/Service recommended for award to members of staff and how many have actually been awarded?

How many MBEs Medals has the Trust/Service recommended for award to members of staff and how many have actually been awarded?

How many BEMs has the Trust/Service recommended for award to members of staff and how many have actually been awarded?

How many Queens Gallantry Medals has the Trust/Service recommended for award to members of staff and how many have actually been awarded?

How many Medals not named above has the Trust/Service recommended for award to members of staff and how many have actually been awarded; if applicable, what were the medals recommended?

Yours faithfully,

Martin Metcalf

Dear South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Medal Information Request'.

I have already once requested an internal review and also still await the information. I will make an official complaint to the Information Commissioners office w/c 24th June if the information has not been furnished as per the initial reasonable request and I await also the outcome of the internal review.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

Yours faithfully,

Martin Metcalf

FOI, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Good morning

Many apologies for our oversight, the request was logged with reference FOI1718-436

The appropriate colleagues within the Trust have been contacted and tasked with providing the information as quickly as possible. They have been made aware that your original request is long overdue and requires urgent attention

With regards

FOI
01869 363177 or 01869 365000 x5407

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FOI, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

1 Atodiad

Good morning Mr Metcalf

 

Attached is the response to your FOI request

 

Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing you with your
response which was due to an oversight on our part to follow up a query
regarding the request raised by a colleague

 

 

FOI

01869 363177 or 01869 365000 x5407

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

 

[1]South Central Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust
Disclaimer:

Any resident of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire, who
is aged 14 or above, can apply to become a member of our trust. To find
out more, have your views heard and get involved in shaping the future of
your local ambulance service, contact our Foundation Trust Office at:
[email address] or call: 01869 365000 (during office hours Mon-Fri
9am-5pm). Join us, because it’s your ambulance service! Disclaimer: The
information contained in this message, or any of its attachments, is
privileged and confidential, and is intended exclusively for the
addressee. The views expressed may not be official policy of the South
Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, but the personal views of
the originator. If you are not the addressee, any use of this
communication is not authorised. If you have received this message in
error, please advise the sender immediately and delete. All emails
received and sent by this trust are subject to the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 and therefore may be disclosed Go green, Keep it on screen -
think before you print.

[2]South Central Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust

References

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2. http://www.scas.nhs.uk/