Job evaluation for enhanced level paramedics

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Craig Brackenridge

Dear South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

I would like to enquire about enhanced skill paramedics in SWAST. Can you provide me with a copy of either the Matched Job Report (with panel notes) or Evaluated Job Summary Report as appropriate - based on the Agenda for Change Job Evaluation System - for each role over and above the standard paramedic role. I am only looking for clinically enhanced roles (Specialist Paramedic, Advanced Paramedic, Paramedic Practitioner, Emergency Care Practitioner, Community Paramedic and similar) and not enhanced managerial or operational roles (such as Team Leaders or HART).

Yours faithfully,

Craig Brackenridge

Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Craig Brackenridge

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding enhanced skill
paramedics which we received on 24 March 2018.

 

We will deal with this request in accordance with your right of access to
information we hold under the Freedom of Information Act and I attach a
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Kate Minett | Acting Assistant Information Governance Manager

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Direct Line 01392 453 872

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E-Mail [3][email address]

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Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Craig Brackenridge

 

I refer to our acknowledgement on 27 March 2018 of your request for
information regarding enhanced skill paramedics under the provisions of
the Freedom of Information Act.  We are able to provide the following
information:

 

Information requested Our Response

 
I would like to enquire about Please see attached documents:
enhanced skill paramedics in SWAST. Specialist paramedic - critical care
Can you provide me with a copy of and Specialist paramedic – emergency
either the Matched Job Report (with and urgent care.
panel notes) or Evaluated Job Summary
Report as appropriate - based on the We do not have the roles of Advanced
Agenda for Change Job Evaluation Paramedic, Paramedic Practitioner or
System - for each role over and above Community Paramedic. Our Emergency
the standard paramedic role. I am Care Practitioners work under the
only looking for clinically enhanced job title Specialist Paramedic and
roles (Specialist Paramedic, Advanced specialise in either Critical Care
Paramedic, Paramedic Practitioner, or an Emergency and Urgent Care.
Emergency Care Practitioner,
Community Paramedic and similar) and We would also consider HART
not enhanced managerial or paramedics as clinically advanced,
operational roles (such as Team but have not included job evaluation
Leaders or HART). notes for this role as you have
indicated that you do not require
  information relation to HART roles.

 

 

We are aware that the format of our standard FOI response can come out a
little strangely on the What Do They Know website so I have also attached
the response in a word document for your convenience.

 

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Regulations, if you wish to publish or otherwise use this information
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In the first instance you may write to the Chief Executive of this Trust

 

Mr Ken Wenman

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Abbey Court

Eagle Way

Exeter  EX2 7HY

 

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Regards

 

Kate Minett | Acting Assistant Information Governance Manager

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

[1]cid:[email address]

 

Direct Line 01392 453 872

Web [2]www.swast.nhs.uk

E-Mail [3][email address]

Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY

 

 

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