Case Number 3612
Request Date 02/05/2014
Completion Date 07/08/2014


Details of the Request

We are attempting to repeat this study to investigate how the provision of prehospital enhanced care has changed over the last 5 years.

Please could you answer the following questions, as part of a Freedom of Information Request. For clarity, these questions do not refer to a mass casualty/major incident. This survey refers to incidents where additional medical assistance is requested by the ambulance service, outside of a formal major incident plan.

  1. What staff members (types of clinicians) are required to attend incidents of a severe nature where advanced medical procedures are required or requested in the pre-hospital environment, specifically the use of anaesthetics and advances airway management?
  2. When such assistance has been requested what is your average response time and does it depend on availability of a volunteer doctor (e.g. working for the Basics, Magpas or other like charities) or do you have NHS funded clinicians who are able to be deployed?
  3. What time of day is the full desired response available?

Please give a breakdown for each Emergency Department within your trust.


Details of the Response

We were unable to access the Google form provided by the requester. We asked for a copy of the Word / Excel document but no response was forthcoming therefore the request was closed.