Information on training requirements.

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Dear North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust,

Could you please provide full answers to the following questions.

1. What medical qualifications, regulated or otherwise, are required to operate as Emergency Ambulance Crew within your trust.
2. What medical qualifications, regulated or otherwise, are accepted by your trust for direct entry employment to Emergency Ambulance Crew within your trust.
3. What medical qualifications, regulated or otherwise, are accepted by your trust for Emergency Ambulance Crew employed by a Private Ambulance Provider working on behalf of your trust.
4. What Emergency Response Driving qualifications, regulated or otherwise, are required to operate as Emergency Ambulance Crew within your trust.
5. What Emergency Response Driver qualifications, regulated or otherwise, are accepted by your trust for direct entry employment to Emergency Ambulance Crew within your trust.
6. What Emergency Response Driver qualifications, regulated or otherwise, are accepted by your trust for Emergency Ambulance Crew employed by a Private Ambulance Provider working on behalf of your trust.
7. What authorities/bodies, if any, oversee/regulate these decisions for your trust.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Bailey

FOI Enquiries, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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Thank you for your request for information which is currently being
reviewed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

We will contact you again with a response within the 20 working days
commitment outlined in the Freedom of Information Act.

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if this is the case, we
will let you know. A fees notice will be issued which will need to be paid
before we proceed with your request.

 

If you have any queries, please contact the FOI Co-ordinator on 0161 279
4825.

 

Thank you.

FOI Enquiries, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

North West Ambulance Service

Email: mailto:[email address]

FOI 779

Dear Robert Bailey

Thank you for your request for information.

Your request was received on the 11 July 2017 and is currently being reviewed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will contact you again with a response to your request within the 20 working days commitment outlined in the Freedom of Information Act. However if there are any queries with your request which I need to clarify with you, I will contact you at the earliest opportunity.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Elle Atherton
Communications Administrator

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Headquarters, Ladybridge Hall, 399 Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 5DD

01204 498306

Internal ext : 4210
[email address]
www.nwas.nhs.uk

FOI Enquiries, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

North West Ambulance Service

Email: mailto:[email address]

FOI779

Dear Mr Bailey,

We are dealing with your Freedom of Information request regarding training requirements, however we are still waiting on some of the data to be provided to us. Therefore, I am writing to request an extension to get this information to you if possible please? If I don't receive a response I will gather that the extension has been granted. We will of course endeavour to get the data to you as soon as possible.

Kind regards
Caroline

Caroline Turner
Communications Officer
Strategy and Planning Directorate
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Headquarters, Ladybridge Hall, 399 Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 5DD
[email address]
01204 498384 or ext 4778
www.nwas.nhs.uk

Sarah Morley, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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North West Ambulance Service

Ladybridge Hall
Chorley New Road
Bolton
BL1 5DD

Tel: 01204498306
[mobile number]
Email: mailto:[email address]

FOI 779

Dear Robert

Further to your request for information, please find attached our response to your questions. Many thanks for your patience and agreeing to an extension in answering your request.

I hope this information is of assistance.

Regards

Sarah Morley
Communications Manager
Strategy and Planning Directorate
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Ladybridge Hall, Chorley New Road, Bolton BL1 5DD
Tel: 0161 279 4832/Shoretel 4776
[mobile number]
www.nwas.nhs.uk

Could you please provide full answers to the following questions.

1. What medical qualifications, regulated or otherwise, are required to operate as Emergency Ambulance Crew within your trust.
2. What medical qualifications, regulated or otherwise, are accepted by your trust for direct entry employment to Emergency Ambulance Crew within your trust.
3. What medical qualifications, regulated or otherwise, are accepted by your trust for Emergency Ambulance Crew employed by a Private Ambulance Provider working on behalf of your trust.
4. What Emergency Response Driving qualifications, regulated or otherwise, are required to operate as Emergency Ambulance Crew within your trust.
5. What Emergency Response Driver qualifications, regulated or otherwise, are accepted by your trust for direct entry employment to Emergency Ambulance Crew within your trust.
6. What Emergency Response Driver qualifications, regulated or otherwise, are accepted by your trust for Emergency Ambulance Crew employed by a Private Ambulance Provider working on behalf of your trust.
7. What authorities/bodies, if any, oversee/regulate these decisions for your trust.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Bailey

Dear Sarah Morley,

Thank you for your reply and relevant information, please could you provide a copy of the third party guidelines you refer to in your answer '6'.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Robert Bailey

Sarah Morley, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

North West Ambulance Service

Ladybridge Hall
Chorley New Road
Bolton
BL1 5DD

Tel: 01204498306
[mobile number]
Email: mailto:[email address]

Dear Mr Bailey

Further to your email I asked for further calcification and was provided with the below:

6. What Emergency Response Driver qualifications, regulated or otherwise, are accepted by your trust for Emergency Ambulance Crew employed by a Private Ambulance Provider working on behalf of your trust.

The Trust procures third party providers via a standard national NHS contract framework. All providers on this framework have to meet the standards outlined within the National Health and Social Care Framework Specification for Urgent Care 2014-2019. . Third party providers are only used to respond as an Urgent Care crew and not a full emergency response crew so they do not undertake emergency driving under blue light conditions.
The framework specifies the following:

The Provider will ensure that all drivers have the necessary qualifications to drive the vehicle. The Provider will also ensure that drivers have adequate experience, sufficient knowledge and proven competence, and will drive the vehicle in a manner conducive to patient safety and comfort”.

I hope the above is of assistance.

Regards

Sarah

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