BASICS responders and the Deregulation Act 2015

Dr Robert S. Coull made this Freedom of Information request to North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Robert S. Coull

Dear North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

With the introduction of Section 50 and Schedule 9 of the Deregulation Act 2015, it became lawful for vehicles responding to an emergency at the request of an NHS ambulance service to respond using emergency warning devices and to claim certain exemptions from road traffic legislation in order to make safe progress without un-necessary delay to bring skilled help to patients with life or limb threatening emergencies. One such group are doctors, nurses, and paramedics who are members of the charity the British Association for Immediate Care and who attend life threatening emergencies at the request of NHS ambulance services across the UK.

Please could you provide me with the following information.

1. Does your ambulance service task BASICS responders to 999 calls?

2. If yes, do any of those responders make use of the relevent sections of the Deregulation Act 2015 when responding in their own (or third party organisation) vehicles?

3. If yes, what governance procedures do you have in place (if any) for this? (Eg: Section 19 driver training, Memorandum of Understanding, Honourary Contracts etc..)

Thank you in advance for your assistance with this request. Your time is appreciated, and your answers will be used to improve the services we provide to patients.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Robert S. Coull

Karen Greenacre, North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Karen Greenacre
Governor Support Officer | Chief Executive’s Directorate

 

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North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
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Audrey Turnbull, North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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I attach our response to your FOI request.

 

Audrey Turnbull
Governor Support Officer | Chief Executive’s Directorate

 

Direct Line: 0191 430 2036  
North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Bernicia House | Goldcrest Way | Newburn Riverside Business Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne | NE15 8NY | 0191 430 2000
Unmatched quality of care every time we touch lives

CQC rated good
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North-East-Ambulance-Service

 

 

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Dr Robert S. Coull

Dear North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'BASICS responders and the Deregulation Act 2015'.

The response states the Trust does not have any BASICS responders, but the Trust website states it does task BASICS responders.
https://www.neas.nhs.uk/our-services/acc...

Furthermore, Paul Aitken-Fell from your service spoke at the BASICS Scotland Conference 2017 and described immediate care doctors working with your service.
https://basics-scotland.org.uk/conferenc...

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

Paul Aitken-Fell, North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Coull

 

I attach my review of the above FOI

 

 

Paul Aitken-Fell
Lead Consultant
Paramedic

Medical
Direcorate

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4302293

[mobile number]

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North East
Ambulance
Service NHS
Foundation Trust
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Goldcrest Way |
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Riverside
Business Park
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Tyne | NE15 8NY
| 0191 430 2000

@neasconsultpara
Unmatched
quality of care
every time we
touch lives

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