Private ambulance companies staff qualifications

g gully made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Could you answer the following requests:-

1) What Private Ambulance services do you have carrying out any form of work for you?
2) What grades of staff do you employ via the private ambulance services?
3) What assurances do you carry out to ensure staff working for NEAS via these private ambulance service have appropriate qualifications?
4) What assessments do NEAS carry out to ensure these staff are up to standards to work for NEAS?
5) What Driving assessments do NEAS carry out to ensure they are up to standards?
6) What checks do NEAS carry out to ensure every member of staff working for stated private ambulance services have an in date DBS while working for NEAS?
7) What assurances do NEAS carry out to ensure that these staff working for NEAS via private ambulance services are screened for HIV , hepatitis etc. prior to patient contact?
8) What assurances do you put in place that staff are adequately rested when working for NEAS via these private ambulance services.

9) In relation to EMS/ Medipro Ambulance service who charge to allow members of the public 3rd man on vehicles while working for NEAS, what assurances do you give that the personnel they are allowing to 3rd man are of fit character and have an in date DBS and relevant screening for diseases?

I would be interested in any information held by your organisation regarding my request. If you need further clarification please contact me by email.

I would like the information to be emailed to me in electronic form.

If my request is denied in whole or in part I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in electronic form that you have received this request. I look forward to your response within 20 working days as outlined by the statute.
regards

Thank you for your help

Audrey Turnbull, North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Sir/Madam

Before I acknowledge your FOI request I am seeking clarification. Your questions relate to "private" ambulance services used by the Trust. Do you also wish included our use of "charitable" ambulance services?

Regards

Audrey Turnbull
Governor Support Officer | Chief Executive’s Directorate
 
Direct Line: 0191 430 2036  

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Bernicia House | Goldcrest Way | Newburn Riverside Business Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne | NE15 8NY | 0191 430 2000
Unmatched quality of care every time we touch lives
CQC rated good
www.neas.nhs.uk | Twitter: @NEAmbulance | Facebook: North-East-Ambulance-Service

Dear Audrey Turnbull,

In relation to my FOI request I am seeking information on all non NHS ambulance services used by the Trust. This is to included the use of "charitable" ambulance services such as red cross and st johns.

Yours sincerely,

g gully

Audrey Turnbull, North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

1 Atodiad

I attach our acknowledgement of your FOI request.

 

Audrey Turnbull
Governor Support Officer | Chief Executive’s Directorate

 

Direct Line: 0191 430 2036  
North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Bernicia House | Goldcrest Way | Newburn Riverside Business Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne | NE15 8NY | 0191 430 2000
Unmatched quality of care every time we touch lives

CQC rated good
[1]www.neas.nhs.uk | [2]Twitter: @NEAmbulance | [3]Facebook:
North-East-Ambulance-Service

 

 

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Audrey Turnbull, North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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I attach our response to your FOI request.

 

Audrey Turnbull
Governor Support Officer | Chief Executive’s Directorate

 

Direct Line: 0191 430 2036  
North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Bernicia House | Goldcrest Way | Newburn Riverside Business Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne | NE15 8NY | 0191 430 2000
Unmatched quality of care every time we touch lives

CQC rated good
[1]www.neas.nhs.uk | [2]Twitter: @NEAmbulance | [3]Facebook:
North-East-Ambulance-Service

 

 

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The North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust accepts no responsibility or liability for the contents of this email or any changes made after the original email. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the sender and do not necessarily represent those of the North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust unless otherwise specifically stated. If you are not the intended recipient (or responsible for delivery) of this email and its attachments, please notify the sender and delete the email and any copies made. The confidentiality of this email cannot be guaranteed unless the contents are exempt from the FOI Act 2000.

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2. https://twitter.com/NEAmbulance?ref_src=...
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