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Ambulance Headquarters 
Bernicia House 
The Waterfront 
Janet Lauder 
Goldcrest Way 
Newburn Riverside 
Newcastle upon Tyne 
NE15 8NY 
30 April 2018 
Tel:  0191 430 2000 
Our Ref:  FOI.18.094  
Dear Ms Lauder 
Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request 
Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act which was received 
on 3 April 2018.  I can confirm that we hold part of the information you have requested.  You asked the 
following questions, reproduced in bold below: 

Could you please provide me with details of: 
How  many  times  paramedics  moving  and  handling  training  has  been  out  of  date  when 
still carrying out their duties. 


Could you provide this for years 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017. 

Could you also provide details of average time training is out of date. 
Please  note  the  Trust’s  Oracle  Learning  Management  System  (OLM)  came  on  line  in  the  last 
two years.  We are unable to break down the data as requested as our computer system is not 
configured  to  search  for  this  automatically  and  therefore  it  would  be  necessary  for  each 
individual record to be reviewed manually.  By our estimates this would take somewhere in the 
region  of  20  minutes  per  person  and  therefore,  the  number  of  hours  required  to  obtain  and 
provide the information by the fee – set out in the Freedom of Information and Data Protection 
(Appropriate  Limit  and  Fees)  -  Regulations  2004  –  of  £25  per  hour,  would  exceed  the  £450 
threshold and as such, we have engaged the exception offered by S12(1) of the Act.  To comply 
would mean that the cost to us exceeds the disproportionate cost limit set and would significantly 
divert management resources. 
Find below the percentage of trained Paramedics in Moving and Handling Training based on 
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). 

Could you provide details for the same years, about how many times allegations of drag 
lifting were made, and how many allegations were upheld. 

The Trust does not record this information 
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 
If you remain unhappy with the outcome of the review, you can ultimately complain to: 
The Information Commissioner’s Office 
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane 
SK9 5AF 
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Yours sincerely 
Mark Cotton 
Freedom of Information Lead 
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