Safety advisory groups
Mel Croft made this Freedom of Information request to East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust
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Dear East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust,
1. Can you advise if your organisation still uses the outdated and out of print HSE document HSG195 to determine the medical cover required for events or if you now make use of the latest and recommended "Purple guide" (www.thepurpleguide.co.uk)
2. If the former, please provide the reason and any supporting documentation for using outdated material.
3. Please provide details of the clinical qualifications of those who represent your organisation on the safety advisory groups and provide "advice" to event organisers and medical providers for the following areas:
a) All Safety Advisory Groups covered by East of England Ambulance Service
I do not require individual names, just the evidence that those who represent on thee groups are clinically qualified and competent to give advice to qualified event medical providers.
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Further to your email dated 12th August 2021, please find the Trust’s
response below. Your request has been allocated the following reference:
35027, please could you quote this reference in any future correspondence
with the Trust.
1. Can you advise if your organisation still uses the outdated and
out of print HSE document HSG195 to determine the medical cover required
for events or if you now make use of the latest and recommended "Purple
a. We use the Purple Guide and Green Guide
2. If the former, please provide the reason and any supporting
documentation for using outdated material.
3. Please provide details of the clinical qualifications of those
who represent your organisation on the safety advisory groups and provide
"advice" to event organisers and medical providers for the following
a. EMT or Paramedic
a) All Safety Advisory Groups covered by East of England Ambulance
a. Each County LRF has a number of SAGs, either set up for
specific events or standing groups which EEAST attend
I am obliged to advise you that if you are dissatisfied with the Trust’s
response to your request you have a right to complain to the Trust and
should set out your concerns to the Freedom of Information Officer, EEAST,
Hospital Approach, Broomfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7WS or by email to
[East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust request email]. If you remain dissatisfied following this, you have
a right under Section 50 of the FOIA to seek a determination from the
Information Commissioner on whether the Act has been properly applied by
the Trust. For more information, please see www.ico.gov.uk/
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attached and email this back to us.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further
East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust
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