Ambulance Driver Training - Process, procedures and instructor training

Bill Lavender made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Health and Social Care

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1. What is the relationship between the NHS Association of Ambulance Chief Executives and the Driver Training Advisory Group (DTAG)
2. What is the purpose of the Driver Training Advisory Group (DTAG)?
3. How is the Driver Training Advisory Group (DTAG) financed?
4. What are the performance indicators for DTAG and how are they set and monitored by the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives?
5. How is DTAG audited for accountability, for instance, with the publication of learning and training resources for new ambulance drivers and their students
6. How is DTAG resourced, for instance, how are funds allocated to pay for its functions?
7. What procurement procedures are in place to control how DTAG allocates contracts, for instance, the choice of FutureQuals as the Awarding body?
8. How does the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives ensure that DTAG is maintaining consistent and uniform standards when delivering ambulance driver training?
9. What checks are made on FutureQuals for consistency and uniformity in the delivery of ambulance driver training (L3CERAD) and the ambulance driving instructor award (L4DERADI)?
10. How can the anomaly exist that DTAG’s Chairman belongs to an NHS Trust, yet his employer SWAST has not used the FutureQuals programme for training new ambulance students?
11. How does the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives and the Driver Training Advisory Group (DTAG) account for the East Midlands Ambulance Service creating their own award for ambulance students with Nottingham Trent University?
12. How does the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives and the Driver Training Advisory Group (DTAG) account for differences in content and standard required between different private service providers and the NHS Trusts, delivering the Level 4 Diploma in Emergency Response Driving Instruction (L4DERADI) Conversion Award?
13. Does DTAG make additional salary payments to those already employed by the NHS?

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Dear Mr Lavender,  
   
Thank you for your correspondence of 16 June about ambulance driver
training.  I have been asked to reply.  
 

I appreciate you taking the time to contact the Department of Health and
Social Care with your questions, but the role of the Department is to
provide strategic leadership and secure adequate funding for the NHS and
adult care services. 

 

Health Education England and the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives
would be best placed to provide the information that you request. 
 

You may therefore wish to contact these organisations directly, at: 

 

Health Education England 

1st Floor 

Blenheim House 

Duncombe Street 

Leeds LS1 4PL 

 

Online: [1]https://www.hee.nhs.uk/about/contact-us 

 

The Association of Ambulance Chief Executives 

32 Southwark Bridge Road 

London SE1 9EU 

 

Tel: 0207 783 2043 

Online: [2]https://aace.org.uk/contact-us 

 

I am sorry I cannot be more directly helpful. 

 
Yours sincerely,  
   
Raymond Cheung  
Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries 
Department of Health and Social Care 

  

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