Dear South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

Please can you provide me with:
1) The number of General Practitioners employed by your trust within your clinical hub who act to prevent ambulance dispatching and increase hear and treat rates. Please break down into full-time/part-time/bank staff.
2) Does your trust employee a General Practitioner on a vehicle to respond in person to 999 calls. If so, please provide further details of this such as non-conveyance rates for this and interventions they provide (i.e wound care, supply antibiotics, etc.)
3) How many Emergency Care Practitioners (Specialist Paramedics in Urgent Care) your trust employ. Please break down into full-time/part-time/bank staff.
4) What the non-conveyance rates are for your Emergency Care Practitioners.

Yours faithfully,

Conor Calby

Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Conor,  

 

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 03/10/19.

 

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 31/10/19 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,

Kevin Pointer |  Information Governance Manager
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

 

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Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Conor

 

I refer to our acknowledgement on 3/10/19  in respect of your request for
information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.  

 

A PDF copy of our response is also attached – we are aware of a formatting
issue on the WDTK website which may affect the legibility of the tabled
response below.

 

We are able to provide the following information:

 

Information requested Trust response
Please can you provide me with: 22 GPs – all bank.  

1) The number of General Practitioners
employed by your trust within your clinical
hub who act to prevent ambulance
dispatching and increase hear and treat
rates. Please break down into
full-time/part-time/bank staff.

 
2) Does your trust employee a General Please find attached reports
Practitioner on a vehicle to respond in relating to our GP cars-
person to 999 calls. If so, please provide please note these are only
further details of this such as operational in Somerset.
non-conveyance rates for this and
interventions they provide (i.e. wound  
care, supply antibiotics, etc.)
 
 
3) How many Emergency Care Practitioners Our HR department ran a report
(Specialist Paramedics in Urgent Care) your on staff whose primary
trust employ. Please break down into assignment is Specialist
full-time/part-time/bank staff. Paramedic. There are 87 SPs in
total:
 
·         48 bank SPs

·         39 permanent SPs (25
full time and 14 part time)

 

There are however a number of
Specialist Paramedics employed
by the Trust where this is not
there primary role; these have
been excluded from the above
figures.
4) What the non-conveyance rates are for Our Information Management
your Emergency Care Practitioners. team ran a report on incidents
where one of the attending
  members of staff was either a
Specialist Paramedic or
Operations Officer SP. They
identified 3,1079 Incidents
with a 54.53% non- conveyance
rate.

 

It should however be noted
that this is a non-standard
reporting metric and should
not form the basis for any
onward publication or
research.

 

 

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

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