Newcastle upon Tyne
20 January 2021
Tel: 0191 430 2000
Our Ref: FOI.21.024
Dear Mr Pickthall
Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request
Thank you for your communication and I acknowledge your request for information, which was
received on 19 January 2021.
Your request is being considered and while we endeavour to respond to FOI requests in the usual
timescales of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the
information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party, we want to make you aware that
responding to the current clinical priority of Covid-19 may mean at times we struggle to meet these
If appropriate, the information may be provided in paper copy, normal font size. If you require
alternative formats e.g. language, audio, large print, etc, then please let me know.
For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent the release of the
information you have requested. There will be an assessment and if any of the exemptions apply then
the information might not be released. You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of
If the information you have requested contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted
prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you. You will be
informed if this is the case.
If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me at the above address or you can email:
Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner’s Office:
Telephone: 01625 545 700
The North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is registered, and therefore
licensed to provide services, by the Care Quality Commission (Provider ID: RX601).
Mark Cotton Freedom of Information Lead
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