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Medical Training and Spend - 1255/20

Date Responded 14 September 2020

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

1.  What was the organisation’s annual spend on medical training during the most recently available financial year?

2.  How much was spent on which level of training:

D13 1; D13 2; Basic Life Support; First Aid Skills Police (Emergency First Aider at Work); Custody First Aid; First Aid at Work Police (Initial and Requalification); Enhanced First Aid Skills; Public Order Medics First Aid; Qualsafe Awards Level 3 and Level 4 First Response Emergency Care; Other courses.

3.  Does the organisation have a Clinical Governance (CG) framework? If yes, is the framework provided by a commercial enterprise or is the CG framework from within the organisation?

4.  Is the organisations medical training (either in part or whole) provided by a commercial enterprise, if yes, what was the annual spend on commercially delivered medical training during the most recently available financial year?

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with both the Training and Finance Department of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held in part by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

  1. No information held.  We do not calculate the cost of internally provided medical training.  In relation to external training provided by third parties the cost was £480 in 2019/20.
  2. In relation to externally provided training, the full £480 was for Qualsafe level 3 First Response Emergency Care Training.
  3. Yes – within the organisation with support from NEAS and NHS.
  4. No.
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