CFR's

Steven Jones made this Freedom of Information request to East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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Dear East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust,

a) The MPDS codes deemed suitable for CFR's to be mobilised to if
MPDS is used to triage 999 calls.
b) The NHS pathways codes deemed suitable for CFR's to be mobilised
to if pathways is used to triage 999 calls.
c) Whether the above codes are red1, red2, green1, 2, 3 or 4.
d) A description of each code.

Yours faithfully,

Steven Jones

Williams Matthew, East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

3 Attachments

Ref: FOI/15/118

 

17 August 2015

 

Dear Mr Jones

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 15 August 2015 requesting information
about Community First Responders.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within 20 working days.

 

If you have any queries about this e-mail please do not hesitate to
contact me. 

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Matthew Williams

 

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Williams Matthew, East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

4 Attachments

Ref: FOI/15/118

 

11 September 2015

 

Dear Mr Jones

 

We are writing further to your e-mail dated 15 August 2015 requesting
information about Community First Responders.

 

Within your request you asked about:

 

a)         The MPDS codes deemed suitable for CFR's to be mobilised to if
MPDS is used to triage 999 calls.

b)         The NHS pathways codes deemed suitable for CFR's to be
mobilised to if pathways is used to triage 999 calls.

c)         Whether the above codes are red1, red2, green1, 2, 3 or 4.

d)         A description of each code.

 

Please find attached the current version of our Community First Responder
Policy, and specifically paragraph 10.3 and Appendix D which states:

 

10.3 Community First Responder Dispatch Criteria

 

·         Community First Responders (CFR’s) can be dispatched to all
emergency calls, where an ambulance will be dispatched, to patients in
accordance with their First Person on Scene (FPOS) skill level as outlined
in Appendix D.  (Exclusions include: Road Traffic Collisions, Children
under 12 years of age for level 1 and 2 responders; trauma related calls;
death where resuscitation is not appropriate; obstetrics; psychiatric
patients; any calls deemed unsuitable for a loan responder; major
incidents, incidents on a dual carriageway or motorway).

 

Because of this we do not deploy based on the Advanced Medical Priority
Dispatch System (AMPDS) code.  The criteria is based on the skill level of
the crew, the chief complaint, age and other circumstances such as scene
safety.  Because of this there is a mixture of Red 1, Red 2, Green 1 and
Green 2 calls.  The priority is for Red calls where there is a threat to
life and the provision of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) could
save a life.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Matthew Williams

 

Notes:

 

We’re interested in your views on how we deal with Freedom of Information
requests and would welcome your feedback.  Please take a few moments to
complete our short questionnaire – available here at:
[1]http://www.emas.nhs.uk/freedom-of-inform....

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review.  Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to:

 

Matthew Williams, Records Manager, Information Governance and Compliance
Team, East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Trust Headquarters, 1
Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham NG8 6PY.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:  Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

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From: Williams Matthew
Sent: 17 August 2015 11:42
To: '[FOI #286229 email]'
Subject: Freedom of Information Request - CFR's

 

Ref: FOI/15/118

 

17 August 2015

 

Dear Mr Jones

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 15 August 2015 requesting information
about Community First Responders.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within 20 working days.

 

If you have any queries about this e-mail please do not hesitate to
contact me. 

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Matthew Williams

 

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Description:
Description: Telephone: 0115 8845125
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Matthew Williams
Records Manager [10]www.emas.nhs.uk

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Ambulance Service Description: Description: Description: Description:
NHS Trust Description: Description: Description: Description:
Trust Headquarters cid:image002.png@01CF367A.50F55880

1 Horizon Place

Mellors Way

Nottingham Business
Park

Nottingham

NG8 6PY

 

 

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