Ambulance Rank Structure and Epaulette Colours

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Dear South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

Please, could I have a list of all the epaulette ranks within SWASFT. This would include all the ranks from the lowest possible rank (e.g. PTS, ECA) all the way to the highest rank you could work for within SWASFT.

Also please could I have a list of the different types of colour epaulette's and what they all mean and which role would be associated with each colour.

Yours faithfully,

Isaac Digby

Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Isaac

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding epaulette ranks which
we received on the 30/1/19.

 

We will deal with this request in accordance with your right of access to
information we hold under the Freedom of Information Act and I attach a
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Clare Lunk | Assistant Information Governance Manager

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

[1]cid:[email address]

 

Direct Line 01392 261 603

Web [2]www.swast.nhs.uk

E-Mail [3][email address]

Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY

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Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Isaac

 

I refer to our acknowledgement on 31/1/19  in respect of your request for
information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.  We
are able to provide the following information:

 

Information requested Trust response
Please, could I have a list of all Please find attached the Trust’s
the epaulette ranks within SWASFT. epaulette guide. Please note that an
This would include all the ranks from updated version is currently being
the lowest possible rank (e.g. PTS, produced however this is not yet
ECA) all the way to the highest rank ready for publication.
you could work for within SWASFT.
 
 
For your information, the Trust no
  longer operates a Patient Transport
Services (PTS) service line.

 
Also please could I have a list of Please see response as above.
the different types of colour
epaulette's and what they all mean
and which role would be associated
with each colour.

 

 

Please note that, under the Re-use of Public Sector Information
Regulations, if you wish to publish or otherwise use this information
besides for your own means, you will need to seek our permission to do so.

 

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information provided, or to discuss any aspect of the way in which we have
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However, if you are dissatisfied with our response, you also have the
right to make use of the following complaints procedures:

 

In the first instance you may write to the Chief Executive of this Trust

 

Mr Ken Wenman

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Abbey Court

Eagle Way

Exeter  EX2 7HY

 

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Tel: 01625 545 700

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Kind regards

 

Clare Lunk | Assistant Information Governance Manager

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

[1]cid:[email address]

 

Direct Line 01392 261 603 

Web [2]www.swast.nhs.uk

E-Mail [3][email address]

Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY

 

 

 

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Dear Information Governance,

Thank you very much for this information. It has been very helpful and has helped me to understand the different ranks and epaulette structures in SWAST and increased my knowledge of the Ambulance Service.

Yours sincerely,

Isaac Digby-West