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South Western Ambulance Service Trust Paramedic Vacancies.

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Dear South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

Please could you provide the following information.

The number of qualified paramedics on the relief rota who are waiting for permanent positions based in Poole/Bournemouth/Wimborne/Christchurch ambulance stations since August 2018 up to to this date.

The number of qualified paramedics currently placed in the 'Pool' waiting for permanent positions based in Poole/Bournemouth/Wimborne/Christchurch ambulance stations. This to include being placed on the relief rota, since August 2018 up to this date.

The average waiting time for paramedics placed in the 'Pool' to be offered a permanent position at the above stations and service wide.

The average waiting time for paramedics on relief to be offered a permanent position at the above stations and service wide.

The number of qualified paramedics currently on the relief rota service wide and currently placed in the 'Pool' service wide.

Yours faithfully,

Julie Peters

Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Julie

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding staff which we
received on 8/7/19.

 

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
leaflet containing further information about both your rights and our
obligations under this legislation. You will see from this that we are not
obliged to generate information we do not already hold in order to provide
what we are asked for, such as by collating data or formulating direct
answers to questions, but you are entitled to receive copies of records
(or extracts from them) that contain the information you have requested.

 

We will research the information you have requested and we will respond
providing what we hold no later than 5/8/19 in accordance with the
timescales set by the Act.

 

We will inform you if:

a) We are unable to provide you with any of the information you have
requested, and explain the reason for this; and

b) Any fee that is payable for the information we are able to provide.

 

In the meantime, if you have any queries or require clarification on any
aspect of your request or how we will respond, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

Kind regards

 

Clare Lunk | Assistant Information Governance Manager

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

[1]cid:[email address]

 

Direct Line 01392 261 603

Web [2]www.swast.nhs.uk

E-Mail [3][email address]

Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY

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Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Hi Julie,

 

Further to the email below. As you may be aware, the Trust’s CEO has sight
on all new FOIs as we receive and process them. From reading your FOI he
has suggested that you could liaise with management directly if you are a
current member of staff?  If you are, and would like to supply more
details to pursue this route, please let me know.  

 

Kind regards,

Clare Lunk | Assistant Information Governance Manager
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

 

Direct Line 01392 261 603 | Web [1]www.swast.nhs.uk | E-Mail
[email address]

Trust Headquarters, Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter, EX2 7HY, TrustHQ

 

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Mally Mclane left an annotation ()

FOI requests should be public and increase transparency.

This attempt by SWAST to take it internal and decrease transparency is shameful.

Dear Clare
Information Governance
Thankyou for your reply.

I am not a current member of staff, therefore could you kindly disclose the information requested.
The information requested is to have insight into how long paramedics have to wait in the pool/on relief until permanent positions become available.
Surely this information must be readily available from human resources or resource centres.

Yours sincerely,

Julie Peters

Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Hi Julie,

 

That is absolutely fine. Your request is currently with our HR team to
determine what relevant data they hold. We will respond to your FOI in due
course.  Thank you for taking the time to get back to us.

 

Kind regards,

Clare Lunk | Assistant Information Governance Manager
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

 

Direct Line 01392 261 603 | Web [1]www.swast.nhs.uk | E-Mail
[email address]

Trust Headquarters, Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter, EX2 7HY, TrustHQ

 

 

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Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Julie,

 

I refer to our acknowledgement on 12/07/19  in respect of your request for
information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.  We
are able to provide the following information:

 

Information requested Trust response
The number of qualified paramedics on the relief Paramedics (including
rota who are waiting for permanent positions Qualified and NQPs) - 12
based in Poole/Bournemouth/Wimborne/Christchurch
ambulance stations since August 2018 up to to Our transfer register is
this date. active from April 2019
in line with Trust
Policy. A new register
is created each year
with individuals needing
to apply to go on the
register at the start of
each financial year.
The number of qualified paramedics currently Paramedics (including
placed in the 'Pool' waiting for permanent Qualified and NQPs) - 15
positions based in
Poole/Bournemouth/Wimborne/Christchurch ambulance This is based on the
stations. This to include being placed on the preference forms
relief rota, since August 2018 up to this date. completed where someone
has chosen one of the
defined locations in
their top 4 preferences.
The average waiting time for paramedics placed in This information is not
the 'Pool' to be offered a permanent position at held as we have not
the above stations and service wide. previously calculated
this figure.

The average waiting time for paramedics on relief The length of time will
to be offered a permanent position at the above depend on the frequency
stations and service wide. of vacancies available,
and candidates personal
circumstances.   
The number of qualified paramedics currently on Paramedics (including
the relief rota service wide and currently placed Qualified and NQPs) in
in the 'Pool' service wide. the Holding Pool – 69

 

There are currently 290
staff members with a
Paramedic grade who’s
primary working location
is relief in the Trust.
This includes
Operational Officers and
Practitioners.

 

Please note that, under the Re-use of Public Sector Information
Regulations, if you wish to publish or otherwise use this information
besides for your own means, you will need to seek our permission to do so.

 

Please feel free to contact me if you require further clarification of the
information provided, or to discuss any aspect of the way in which we have
responded to your request. 

However, if you are dissatisfied with our response, you also have the
right to make use of the following complaints procedures:

 

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

 

Mr Wenman will then either make arrangements for your complaint to be
reviewed and for the outcome to be communicated to you, or will convene a
panel of Trust Directors to consider an appeal against a decision to
withhold information.

 

If you are unhappy with the response to your complaint, or findings of the
Panel, you can contact the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office,

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,                                 

Wilmslow,

Cheshire.  SK9 5AF

 

Tel: 01625 545 700

Fax: 01625 524 510

 

Kind regards

 

Clare Lunk | Assistant Information Governance Manager

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

[1]cid:[email address]

 

Direct Line 01392 261 603 

Web [2]www.swast.nhs.uk

E-Mail [3][email address]

Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY

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