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Dear North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust,

Please can you detail the job roles dedicated to the COVID-19 response, along with supporting associated information, as below:
- Job title
- Job description
- Pay band
- Count of individuals in this role
- Date that the role first begun
- Current intended date that the role will end on

Please can you confirm who has overall accountability for and who has overall responsibility for the COVID-19 response (this must include the job role but if appropriate, may include the persons name)?

Please can you confirm what arrangements are in place to support the COVID-19 response? This should include for example (but not limited to): conference calls, meetings, amendments to your dispatch or triage software, escalation routes and guidance / policy / procedure documents issued to crews and management.

Yours faithfully,

Douglas Adams

FOI Enquiries, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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Victoria Goodall, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

North West Ambulance Service

Bolton
Lancashire

Tel: 0161 279 4800
Fax: 0161 796 0435
Email: mailto:[email address]

FOI 1942

Dear Douglas,

Further to your FOI request, as per below, requesting trust information on COVID-19 working, please see the following in response.

• Please can you detail the job roles dedicated to the COVID-19 response, along with supporting associated information, as below: -

There are no roles within the trust which are solely dedicated to this one issue. Dealing with the COVID-19 response is part of the roles of many of our staff at all levels.

As part of our COVID19 Response Plan, there is a command structure in place which involves staff including our Chief Executive Officer, a number of our executive team and our service lines leads.

• Please can you confirm who has overall accountability for and who has overall responsibility for the COVID-19 response (this must include the job role but if appropriate, may include the persons name)?

As with all trust activity, overall responsibility lies with our Chief Executive Officer, who is supported by trust directors and senior managers.

• Please can you confirm what arrangements are in place to support the COVID-19 response? This should include for example (but not limited to): conference calls, meetings, amendments to your dispatch or triage software, escalation routes and guidance / policy / procedure documents issued to crews and management. –

The trust are operating an NWAS COVID19 Response Plan which involves all of the methods/actions you have listed.

I hope this sufficiently answers your enquiry.

Many thanks,

Vicky

Vicky Goodall
Freedom of Information
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Headquarters, Ladybridge Hall, 399 Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 5DD
01204 498306
[email address]
www.nwas.nhs.uk

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