This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Responder Bags and Uniform Allocation'.




 
 
 
 
 
 
Ambulance Headquarters 
 
Bernicia House 
 
The Waterfront 
 
B Allan 
Goldcrest Way 
 
 
Newburn Riverside 
 
E-mail: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
Newcastle upon Tyne 
 
 
NE15 8NY 
 
 
7 March 2018 
 
Tel:  0191 430 2000 
 
www.neas.nhs.uk 
 
 
Our Ref:  FOI.18.047  
 
 
 
Dear Sir 
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request 
 
Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act which was received 
on 7 February 2018.  I can confirm that we hold the information you have requested.  You asked the 
following questions, reproduced in bold below: 
 
I am interested in the contents of your Responder backpacks and satchels. I request that 
you forward a copy of the kit lists as well as the types of vehicle that each bag is used on, 
for example, Satchel - RRV etc.  

 
Please see attached equipment list. 
 
I’d  also  appreciate  if  you  could  forward  a  copy  of  your  uniform  allocation  for  Frontline 
staff and Control Room staff. 

 
Please see attached list for uniform allocation for Front-line staff and note that ‘AAWN’ means 
‘as and when necessary’.   
 
In  respect  of  the  Control  Room  staff,  employees  within  call  handling  are  currently  issued  with 
black polo shirts and are asked to wear plain  black trousers/skirts and cardigans/jumpers with 
them.  Dispatch staff are issued with white shirts and epaulettes.  Clinicians are issued with blue 
polo shirts upon request and paramedics have the option of wearing their green uniform. 
 
If  you  are  not  satisfied  with  the  information  we  have  provided,  you  can  request  an  internal  review 
which will be carried out by someone not involved with your original request.  Mr Paul Aitken-Fell is the 
Trust’s Consultant Paramedic, his contact details are: 
 
Paul Aitken-Fell 
Consultant Paramedic 
North East Ambulance Service NHS FT Trust 
Bernicia House 
Goldcrest Way  
Newburn Riverside  
Newcastle upon Tyne  
NE15 8NY 
 
 
Chairman: Ashley Winter | Chief Executive: Yvonne Ormston 
The North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is registered, and therefore 
licensed to provide services, by the Care Quality Commission (Provider ID: RX601). 



If you remain unhappy with the outcome of the review, you can ultimately complain to: 
 
The Information Commissioner’s Office 
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane 
Wilmslow 
Cheshire 
SK9 5AF 
 
Yours sincerely 
 
Mark Cotton 
Freedom of Information Lead 
 
 
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