Dr Robert S. Coull

Dear Scottish Ambulance Service,

I am requesting a review of my FOISA request sent to you on 13th September 2017.

The grounds for my review request are that you failed to respond to the request within 20 working days.

I enclose a copy of my original request below.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Robert S. Coull

Sas Department: FOI
Feedback message from: Robert Coull
House No-Name: Strachur Medical Practice

Information requested:

How many BASICS doctors respond at the request of the Scottish Ambulance Service? How many of these BASICS doctors are responding using blue lights? How many of these BASICS doctors are claiming exemptions from road traffic legislation when responding? How many of these BASICS doctors are trained to meet the requirements of Section 19 of the Road Safety Act 2006? Please provide the same information for non-doctor BASICS responders by category (eg: Nurse, Paramedic, etc..)

Original request Date + Time:13/09/2017 08:15:51

FOI (SCOTTISH AMBULANCE SERVICE), Scottish Ambulance Service

Dear Dr Coull

Apologies for the delay in sending a response to your FOI. We are currently chasing up the person who is drafting a response to your FOI.

Kind regards

Mark Bargon

Dr Robert S. Coull

Dear Scottish Ambulance Service,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Scottish Ambulance Service's handling of my FOI request 'BASICS Doctors and blue lights'.

No response has been received.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Yours faithfully,

Dr Robert S. Coull

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Submitted to Scottish Information Commissioner on 19.01.2018

Dr Robert S. Coull left an annotation ()

Thank you for your email of 13 September 2017 requesting information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 which has now been processed.
Detail
You asked for the following information:-
How many BASICS doctors respond at the request of the Scottish Ambulance Service? How many of these BASICS doctors are responding using blue lights? How many of these BASICS doctors are claiming exemptions from road traffic legislation when responding? How many of these BASICS doctors are trained to meet the requirements of Section 19 of the Road Safety Act 2006? Please provide the same information for non-doctor BASICS responders by category (eg: Nurse, Paramedic, etc..)
Response
How many BASICS doctors respond at the request of the Scottish Ambulance Service?
167 BASIC responders respond for the Scottish Ambulance Service.
How many of these BASICS doctors are responding using blue lights?
To our knowledge, no BASICS Doctors respond using blue lights.
How many of these BASICS doctors are claiming exemptions from road traffic legislation when responding?
As per above, to our knowledge, no BASICS doctors are claiming exemption from road traffic legalisation.
How many of these BASICS doctors are trained to meet the requirements of Section 19 of the Road Safety Act 2006?
Scottish Ambulance Service, National Headquarters, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB Telephone: 0131 314 0000
www.scottishambulance.com

We do not collect this information, as we do not dispatch BASICS responders with an expectation that they will respond using blue lights.
Please provide the same information for non-doctor BASICS responders by category (eg: Nurse, Paramedic, etc..)
As per above, we do not collect this information as we do not dispatch BASICS responders with an expectation that they will respond using blue lights.
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Mark Hannan
Head of Corporate Affairs and Engagement Scottish Ambulance Service
National Headquarters,
Gyle Square,
1 South Gyle Crescent,
Edinburgh, EH12 9EB
0131 314 0000
E-mail: mark.hannan3@nhs.net
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Corporate Affairs and Engagement

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