Number of patients whose care was planned by a Paramedic

Theophilius Parry made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Scottish Ambulance Service

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Scottish Ambulance Service fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Scottish Ambulance Service,

Last year, the College of Paramedics published a recommendation that all patients dialing 999 should receive Paramedic-led care. This recommendation built upon the Francis reports' recommendation that all patients discharged from NHS Care have their discharge overseen by a registered healthcare professional.

In this context, please may I request the following data from you?

1) How many emergency patients did you respond to between the 31st October 2016 and the 31st October 2017? Please note that I am interested in unique numbers of patients, and not necessarily the number of 999 calls received. Please could I ask you to include only patients categorized as an emergency (for example those who have called 999/112), and not urgent cases or routine transfers (for example GP Admissions).

2) How many of those emergency patients were seen face-to-face by a registered paramedic?
3) How many of those emergency patients were seen face-to-face by a registered healthcare professional other than a paramedic (for example a nurse or doctor)?
4) How many of those emergency patients were seen face to face by a clinician other than a registered healthcare professional, however a registered paramedic* was involved in the care planning? (for example a patient who was seen by a technician-led ambulance crew and discussed with a Paramedic over the telephone, or where a patient received assessment from a paramedic over the telephone and then seen face to face by an unregistered member of staff)
5) How many of those emergency patients were seen face to face by a clinician other than a registered healthcare professional, however a registered healthcare professional other than a paramedic* was involved in the care planning? (for example a patient who was seen by a technician-led ambulance crew and discussed with a Nurse or Doctor over the telephone, or where an unregistered ambulance crew responded to a patient following assessment by a nurse over the telephone)
6) How many of those emergency patients were seen face to face by a clinician other than a registered healthcare professional where a registered healthcare professional was not involved in the care planning? (For example where a technician led ambulance crew saw a patient independently)
7) How many of those emergency patients were assessed otherwise than face to face by a paramedic, and who did not receive an ambulance response? (For example where a Paramedic closed a call following a telephone consultation)
8) How many of those emergency patients were assessed otherwise than face to face by a registered healthcare professional other than a paramedic and who did not receive an ambulance response? (For example, any patients who were referred to another NHS Service following a telephone assessment by a nurse)
9) How many of those emergency patients were assessed otherwise than face to face by a clinician other than a registered healthcare professional and who did not receive an ambulance response? (For example, any patients who were dealt with over the telephone by an Ambulance Technician)

10) How many of the emergency patients seen face-to-face by a registered paramedic were transported to an acute hospital?
11) How many of the emergency patients seen face-to-face by a registered healthcare professional other than a paramedic were transported to an acute hospital?
12) How many of the emergency patients seen face to face by a clinician other than a registered healthcare professional, but where a registered paramedic* was involved in the care planning, were transported to an acute hospital?
13) How many of the emergency patients were seen face to face by a clinician other than a registered healthcare professional, but where a registered healthcare professional other than a paramedic* was involved in the care planning were transported to an acute hospital?
14) How many of the emergency patients were seen face to face by a clinician other than a registered healthcare professional where a registered healthcare professional was not involved in the care planning were transported to an acute hospital?

15) Please could you supply copies of any policies or documentation you have regarding the deployment of paramedics or other registered healthcare professionals to patients (for example any patient groups for whom a paramedic is required to be sent)?
16) Please could you confirm if your ambulance service allows clinicians other than registered healthcare professionals to discharge emergency patients, and provide copies of any relevant policies (for example any restrictions on certain age groups of patients who cannot be discharged by unregistered staff)?
17) Please could you confirm if your ambulance service allows clinicians other than registered healthcare professionals to make patient referrals, and provide copies of any relevant policies (for example any services to which unregistered staff are not permitted to refer patients)?

*Please note: any references to a Healthcare Professional in this context would refer to a registered healthcare professional employed by your trust, and not a situation where an unregistered member of staff sought advice from a healthcare professional employed outside the trust (for example where a member of unregistered staff discussed a patient with the patient's own GP).

Yours faithfully,

[name removed]

FOI (SCOTTISH AMBULANCE SERVICE),

Dear Mr Parry,

 

Scottish Ambulance Service - Freedom of Information Request - FOI/1056/17

 

Thank you for your email of 6 November 2017. Your request has now been
logged and we aim to respond within 20 working days.

 

Kind regards,

 

Lora

 

Lora Vernon, Corporate Affairs and Engagement Department, Scottish
Ambulance Service National Headquarters, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle
Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB | [1]www.scottishambulance.com

 

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FOI (SCOTTISH AMBULANCE SERVICE),

Dear Mr Parry,

 

I am writing to you in regards to you Freedom of Information Request 1056.
I just wanted to apologise for the delay and let you know that we will be
in touch as soon as we can.

 

Many Thanks,

Lora

 

Lora Vernon, Corporate Affairs and Engagement Department, Scottish
Ambulance Service National Headquarters, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle
Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB | [1]www.scottishambulance.com

 

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FOI (SCOTTISH AMBULANCE SERVICE),

Dear Mr [name removed]/Parry,

 

I am writing to you in regards to your FOI Request 1056. Apologies for the
delay – as the request is quite vast I have been working with different
departments on how best to get this information to you. I have now been
advised that this FOI will be chargeable. The final fee is to be decided
but I wanted to get in touch to ask if you would like to proceed?

 

Many Thanks,

Lora

 

Lora Vernon, Corporate Affairs and Engagement Department, Scottish
Ambulance Service National Headquarters, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle
Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB│ [1]www.scottishambulance.com

 

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