15510 - Missed/Late Meal Break Compensation

I am writing to find out if you have a policy for missed or late meal breaks for front line emergency staff and whether staff are compensated in such circumstances if they miss their meal break? If you do have a policy and compensate staff, please could you confirm how much has been paid under that policy for the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 to date? Or alternatively financial years 2017-18, 2017-16, 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14 By front line emergency staff, can you please include everyone that is tasked with responding to 999 emergencies.
  • Reference:
    15510
  • Response:
    I am writing to find out if you have a policy for missed or late meal breaks for front line emergency staff and whether staff are compensated in such circumstances if they miss their meal break? If you do have a policy and compensate staff, please could you confirm how much has been paid under that policy for the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 to date? Or alternatively financial years 2017-18, 2017-16, 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14 By front line emergency staff, can you please include everyone that is tasked with responding to 999 emergencies.
     
    The Trust has a set of arrangements concerning missed/late meal breaks. Please see below the expenditure as requested.
     
    2013/14      £ 416,625.85
    2014/15      £ 559,388.76
    2015/16      £ 669,046.97
    2016/17      £ 864,071.87
    2017/18      £ 900,640.85
     
    Please note that we have interpreted - "By front line emergency staff, can you please include everyone that is tasked with responding to 999 emergencies." - and included: A&E Service Community First Responders EOCs Air Ambulance CQUIN - Clinical Hub HART
  • Area:
    Trust wide
  • Category:
    • Emergency Operations
    • Finance and Procurement
    • Human Resources
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