Pre-hospital / Emergency / Critical Care experience of Medical Director

Dr Robert S. Coull made this Freedom of Information request to South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Robert S. Coull

Dear South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

1. Please provide details of the level training and experience of your Medical Director in the follwing specialities:

- pre-hopital immediate care
- emergency hospital medicine
- critical care medicine
- air ambulance medicine

Information should include:
- qualifications held in those specialties
- time spent in post in those specialties
- the highest grade worked at in each speciality
- the date of last working in that speciality.

In addtition please provide the following information:

2. Is your Medical Director an active pre-hospital doctor?

3. How many 999 calls does your Medical Director attend on average per year as a pre-hospital doctor?

Yours faithfully,

Dr Robert S. Coull

Freedom of Information, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your enquiry under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA).

 

Please accept this email as a formal acknowledgement of receipt of your
enquiry under the FOIA. Unless we need to contact you for further
information, your request is being handled and we aim to provide a
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Dear Robert,

 

Following your recent FOI request, please find attached a full and final
response.

 

If we can be of any further assistance then please do not hesitate to
contact us.

 

 

Kind Regards,

 

Claire Hutchins

Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

 

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Dr Robert S. Coull

Dear South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Pre-hospital / Emergency / Critical Care experience of Medical Director'.

I requested a list of information about the MD’s qualifications and experience in various specialities.

I received advice that this information was available to the public on the GMC website.

The only information available there is that the MD is on the specialist register for “Accident and Emergency Medicine From 13 May 1996”.

Please provide the information requested.

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

Yours faithfully,

Dr Robert S. Coull

Freedom of Information, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your email,

Our Medical Director's qualifications are as follows; BSc, MB,BS, FRCS. FRCSEd, FRCEM, FIMC RCSEd.

Please let me know if you would still like an internal review conducted.

Thanks,

Kind Regards,

Claire Hutchins
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Robert S. Coull

Dear Freedom of Information,

Yes please. I’m collating information on the qualifications and experience of ambulance service medical directors in the UK to see how high the standard of MD pre-hospital/emergency training is.

As your MD appears to be heavily involved in pre-hospital care it is likely that they will represent a high standard of training and experience which will raise the average for the collated information.

It would therefore be useful to have as full as response as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Robert S. Coull

Freedom of Information, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Good Morning,

Thank you for your email,

In response to the questions raised we can confirm that a full response has already been provided to your original FOI request which was well within the 20 working day statutory timeframe. Following on from this we have now provided clarification on qualifications in a later email (shown below).

I will pass this email to the Trust FOI Lead who will conduct an internal review, although your request was responded to in a timely manner and information provided in line with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Kind Regards,

Claire Hutchins
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Needs ICO referral

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Failure to respond to a request for an internal review within the statutory time limit.

Appeal submitted to the ICO 24.03.2018

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Dear Robert,

 

Following your request for an internal review, please find attached our
response.

 

If we can be of any further assistance then please do not hesitate to
contact us.

 

 

Kind Regards,

 

Caroline Smart

Information Governance & FOI Lead

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

 

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Dr Robert S. Coull

Dear South East Coast Ambulance Trust Freedom of Information Lead,

Thank you for your letter of 26th April 2018.

In it you state that you have provided the information requested. In fact, you provided a link to a GMC website stating the information requested was publicly available there. The information I requested, which you kindly list in your reply, is not available on the GMC website. You have therefore failed to provide the information requested both at initial request and at internal review and you have failed to provide a reason for not providing the information. You are therefore in breach of the Act.

An appeal has been submitted to the Information Commissioner for further action.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Robert S. Coull

Freedom of Information, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your enquiry under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA).

 

Please accept this email as a formal acknowledgement of receipt of your
enquiry under the FOIA. Unless we need to contact you for further
information, your request is being handled and we aim to provide a
response within the 20 working day timescale.

 

If I can do anything else to help, please feel free to contact
[1][email address]

 

Kindly note that any enquiries relating to Police, Coroners or Solicitors
must be directed as per information available on our website. Please see
the following link:

 

[2]http://www.secamb.nhs.uk/contact_us.aspx

 

 

Kind Regards 

Freedom Of Information Coordinator

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Dear Robert,

 

Following your complaint please find attached our response,

 

If we can be of any further assistance then please do not hesitate to 
contact us.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Caroline Smart

Information Governance Lead

Data Protection Officer / RA Manager / FOI Lead

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

 

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