Questions about hiring of NHS 111 Call Handler

Euan McCutcheon made this Freedom of Information request to Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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Euan McCutcheon

Dear Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust,
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I request the following information:

How many people have been successfully hired (that is started training) in the role of NHS 111 Call Handler in either the last 12 months (May 2018 - May 2019) or the last two hiring periods (which ever is larger)?

How many people have you hired for the role of NHS 111 Call Handler that have required reasonable adjustments as defined by the Equality Act 2010 in either the last 12 months (May 2018 - May 2019) or the last two hiring periods (which ever is larger)?

How many people for the same role were rejected on the basis of not being safe to conduct this role in the same time period (this covers anyone who was given a provisional offer then rejected due to either Occupational Heath or other heath related issues)?

Under the Act I require a full response within 20 working days.

Euan McCutcheon

Yours faithfully,

Euan McCutcheon

FOI (YORKSHIRE AMBULANCE SERVICE NHS TRUST), Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Dear Euan

 

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act.

 

The reference number for this request is 1600. Please ensure that you
quote this number in any future correspondence.

 

We will endeavour to respond to this request at our earliest convenience.
This will be no later than 21/06/2019, which is 20 working days after the
date your request was received. 

 

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Legal Services Department

[1][Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust request email]

Tel: 01924 584315

 

 

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CUNNINGHAM, Melanie (YORKSHIRE AMBULANCE SERVICE NHS TRUST), Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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Dear Euan,

In reply to your request under the Freedom of Information Act, Please find enclosed the Trust's response.

I apologise for the delay in sending the response.

Issued by Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Legal Services Department
[email address]

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FOI (YORKSHIRE AMBULANCE SERVICE NHS TRUST), Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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Dear Euan,

In reply to your request under the Freedom of Information Act, Please find enclosed the Trust's response.

I apologise for the delay in sending the response.

Issued by Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Legal Services Department
[email address]

01924 584315

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Euan McCutcheon

Dear Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Questions about hiring of NHS 111 Call Handler'.

I do not believe that the Section 12 exemption is valid. If you take an average of 5 minutes to review each file this only take 9.8 hours. This is a calculation of 118 files at 5 minutes each = 590 minutes or 9 hours and 50 minutes. This is under the 18 hours required by the Act. If you believe it would take more than 5 minutes I ask a) that you explain why it would take more than 5 minutes.
b) how long you feel it would take
c ) I instead then ask for 6 months worth which would be way under the act even at 10 minutes (assuming approx same hiring numbers for each 6 months) as it would again take 9 hours and 50 minutes.

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

When acknowledging this request please state when you feel you will reply by.

Yours faithfully,

Euan McCutcheon

FOI (YORKSHIRE AMBULANCE SERVICE NHS TRUST), Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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FOI (YORKSHIRE AMBULANCE SERVICE NHS TRUST), Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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Dear Euan,

 

Thank you for your request for an internal review under the Freedom of
Information Act.  We confirm that we will respond to by no later then
29/07/19.

 

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Legal Services Department

[1][Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust request email]

Tel: 01924 584315

 

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FOI (YORKSHIRE AMBULANCE SERVICE NHS TRUST), Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Good Morning Euan,

 

To update you the internal review is still underway and I hope to have a
response to you shortly.

 

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Legal Services Department

[1][email address]

Tel: 01924 584315

 

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Dear FOI (YORKSHIRE AMBULANCE SERVICE NHS TRUST),

I am still awaiting a response. When will this be responded by?

Yours sincerely,

Euan McCutcheon

FOI (YORKSHIRE AMBULANCE SERVICE NHS TRUST), Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Good Afternoon Euan

I can confirm the internal review has been conducted and I am just waiting to receive the response letter to send out to you.
As soon as I have this I will be in touch.

Issued by Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Legal Services Department
[email address]
Tel: 01924 584315

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FOI (YORKSHIRE AMBULANCE SERVICE NHS TRUST), Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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Dear Euan,

 

In reply to your request for an appeal against a submission we have
provided under the FOI Act, please find enclosed with this email the
Trust's response.

 

 

Issued by Yorkshire Ambulance Service

 

Legal Services Department

[1][Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust request email]

Tel: 01924 584315

 

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