17491 - PAS

Between 1/04/17 and 28/08/18 how many frontline shifts at East of England Ambulance Service were supplied by a private company? Please provide a list of companies used.

 

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    17491
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    Between 1/04/17 and 28/08/18 how many frontline shifts at East of England Ambulance Service were supplied by a private company? Please provide a list of companies used.

    To locate and collate the number of PAS shifts the Trust would have to look into and review the CAD data and the invoices.  The Trust has determined that this would take over the 18 hour limit laid down in the Freedom of Information Act, therefore we are applying exemption s.12 to this part of your request.

     

    To fulfill our obligations under s.16 of the Act, we could provide you with the number of shifts recorded on our system as being covered by a member of our approved agency staff.  Please could you let me know if you would like us to provide this information?

     

    Between 1/04/17 and 28/08/18 how much money did East of England Ambulance Service spend on private companies to provide frontline services? Please provide a total figure and a figure for the 2017/18 financial year.

    The following list of companies was used to provide PAS services during the period April 2017 to August 2018.

     

    Central Medical Services Ltd Elite Event Medical Services Ltd Event Paramedics Falck UK Ambulance Service Limited Human Touch Ambulance Ltd Jigsaw Medical Services Ltd Polaris Medical Services Ltd Private Ambulance Service Ltd SSG UK Specialist Ambulance Services Ltd St John Ambulance (shared AC CTR) UK Specialist Ambulance Services Ltd

     

    Total amount spent during the financial year 2017-18 by private PAS providers is £3,207,880. 

    Total amount spent during the total period April 2017 to August 2018 is £5,565,913.

    Follow up

    Please provide the number of shifts recorded on your system as being covered by a member of your approved agency staff.

    Further to your email, there are 4120 shifts recorded on GRS as being covered by a member of our approved agency staff for the time period requested. This is 0.77% of all shifts during this time period.  These are shifts where agency staff work on our vehicles, not PAS shifts.

  • Area:
    Trust wide
  • Category:
    • Finance and Procurement
    • Emergency Operations
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