Medal Information Request

Martin Metcalf made this Freedom of Information request to National Ambulance Resillience Unit

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Dear National Ambulance Resillience Unit,

Please confirm how many Ambulance Service (Emergency) Long Service and Good Conduct Medals the Trust/Service has issued in total, with breakdown by financial year since 1995.

If possible please provide the figures for previous incorporated Ambulance Services prior to amalgamation (if applicable).

Please provide a breakdown by skillset (eg. Paramedic, Ambulance Technician, ECA/ECSW/Associate Practitioner etc.).

Please provide a breakdown by Gender.

Please provide a naming example and whether rank/ skillset is or has ever been included (eg. John Smith/ Mr John Smith/ Paramedic John Smith etc).

Does the Trust/Service use honorifics or post-nominals on the naming (eg. Dr, Rev, BA, BSc, MBE, BEM, MC, QGM).

Has any awardee refused to accept the Medal?

Has any awardee returned the Medal back for any reason?

Has any awardee had the award of the Medal revoked?

What does an individual award cost the Trust/Service at public or private expense?

Does the Trust/Service hold an award ceremony or is the medal awarded “over the desk”?

How many Queens Ambulance Service Medals has the Trust/Service recommended for award to members of staff and how many have actually been awarded?

How many MBEs Medals has the Trust/Service recommended for award to members of staff and how many have actually been awarded?

How many BEMs has the Trust/Service recommended for award to members of staff and how many have actually been awarded?

How many Queens Gallantry Medals has the Trust/Service recommended for award to members of staff and how many have actually been awarded?

How many Medals not named above has the Trust/Service recommended for award to members of staff and how many have actually been awarded; if applicable, what were the medals recommended?

Yours faithfully,

Martin Metcalf

Dear National Ambulance Resillience Unit,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of National Ambulance Resillience Unit's handling of my FOI request 'Medal Information Request'.

Since requesting the information there has been no corrospondence from your department. I therefore would like an answer as to why you have not responded and the results from the internal review as well as the originally requested information.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

Yours faithfully,

Martin Metcalf

Carl Rees,

Dear Mr Metcalf,

I am sorry that you have not yet received a response directly from NARU
following your FOI request. 

The fact is that NARU is hosted by West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS
Foundation Trust and we were aware that you had also approached them with
the same request, as well as other ambulance services, and had received a
reply from West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust on 09
April 2018.

Effectively this reply covers any response that NARU would have made to
you directly so I would refer you to that response at this time.

We should have made this clear to you earlier, so please accept our
apologies that you have had to chase this up.

Yours sincerely,

Carl Rees
Communications & Stakeholder Engagement Lead
National Ambulance Resilience Unit [1](www.naru.org.uk)
07958 547727

From: Martin Metcalf
Sent: Monday, 21 May, 16:37
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Medal
Information Request
To: FOI requests at National Ambulance Resillience Unit

Dear National Ambulance Resillience Unit,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of National Ambulance
Resillience Unit's handling of my FOI request 'Medal Information Request'.

Since requesting the information there has been no corrospondence from
your department. I therefore would like an answer as to why you have not
responded and the results from the internal review as well as the
originally requested information.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on
the Internet at this address:
[2]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

Yours faithfully,

Martin Metcalf

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Dear Carl Rees,

Thank you very much for taking the time to reply to my request and apologies for me responding late. I did not know that the allocation came from/to West Mids but I suppose it makes sense.

Thank you again.

Yours sincerely,

Martin Metcalf