FOI Publication Scheme

Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 requires PHECC to prepare and publish a scheme concerning the publication of information by PHECC in compliance with guidelines as set out by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. This allows for the publication or giving of records, in an open and accessible manner, on a routine basis, outside of FOI, having regard to the principles of openness, transparency and accountability as set out in Section 8(5) and 11(3) of the Act.

The information is provided under the following headings

Information about PHECC

Services provided or to be provided to the public 

Financial Information

Procurement

Decision making process for major policy proposals

FOI Disclosure Log and other information to be published routinely



 
 
 

Information about PHECC

 
We are the regulator for emergency medical services (EMS) in Ireland and our role is to protect the public. The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) is an independent statutory agency with responsibility for standards, education and training in the field of pre-hospital emergency care. PHECC also maintain a statutory register of EMS Practitioners.


Establishment of PHECC
Roles, Responsibilities and Functions
Policies
PHECC Council
Standing Committees
Strategic Plan
Annual Report
Organisation Structure
Staff Contact Details

Pay Grading Structures

PHECC remuneration is in accordance with the current Public/Civil Service pay scale as approved by the Minister for Finance. No bonus of any kind is paid to staff.

 

Grade
No. of Staff 
Clerical Officer 
2
Grade IV (Clerical) 
Grade V (Clerical)
Grade VI (Clerical) 
Grade VIII

General Manager

Principle Officer

 

 
 
Location Customer Feedback
Customer Charter


Contact details

Information Access Requests under legislation can be made by writing to The FOI Officer, Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council, Abbey Moate House, Abbey Street, Naas, Co. Kildare or by contacting foi@phecc.ie.  Media and public communications enquiries should be made to info@phecc.ie.  Other contact details can be found on the PHECC website.


Services provided or to be provided to the public


Council Functions 

Services

Schedule of Fees

Appeals Policy and Procedure

Research projects undertaken in respect of these functions/services

Clinical Practice Guidelines



Decision making process for major policy proposals 


All policy decisions are made by PHECC Council.

Council Functions
Council Membership
Council Policies
Council Meeting Minutes
Strategic Plan

Financial Information 

 

Financial Statements

PHECC financial statements can be found in the Annual Report.

Payment or Purchase Orders for goods and services of more than €20,000

Q3 - July to September 2017

Category
Amount over €20,000

ICT Maintenance and Support

€28,250

Office Refurbuishment

€76,654

Examination Costs

€40,212

Register Costs  €28,077

 

Council Members Remuneration

Members of the Council of PHECC do not receive any remuneration in respect of their membership of the Council. Council members are paid travelling and subsistence allowances in accordance with the scales as approved by the Minister with the consent of the Minister for Finance. Details of these expenses are contained in PHECC’s Annual Report.


Funding/Sponsorship of non-public bodies over threshold of €10,000

January to December 2016 funding and sponsorship

Recipient
Amount
EMS Gathering

€15,000
CFR Ireland - Respond Conference

€10,000
Irish Heart Foundation

€89,340
NUIG - Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Register

€25,000
University Limerick - Centre for Pre Hospital Research

€131,890
UCD - Advanced Paramedic Development Funding

€409,230

 


Procurement 

 

PHECC acknowledges its responsibility for ensuring that an effective system of internal financial control is maintained and operated. PHECC, through the Director, is responsible for monitoring the system of internal control and providing assurances to Council. 
PHECC’s procurement process is based on the probity, transparency and accountability requirements which drive the whole ethos of Ethics in Public Procurement and the entire process is carried out in compliance with all relevant guidelines.

PHECC Procurement Policy

Current tender competitions

PHECC comply with best practice procedure in public procurement. Current tenders can be found at www.etenders.gov.ie


Public contracts awarded

The following public contracts (over €25k) were awarded in Q3 - July to September 2017

Winning Contractor    Type of Contract Contract Award Date  Contract Value  Contract Duration  Description of Contract 
HSS Management Ltd t/a PROCON
4-5 Newlands Business Centre
Newlands Road
Dublin 22
Service - Single Supplier 02/05/2017
Over €25K 6 Months
Interior Office Refurbishment






 


FOI Disclosure Log and other information to be published routinely 

 

Disclosure Log

The Freedom of Information Act 2014 requires Freedom of Information (FOI) bodies such as Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) to publish a disclosure log, in relation to non-personal requests made to PHECC since January 2015 and the decisions made by the body in response to those requests. 
Disclosures are listed in order of the date the request was received by PHECC. Please note that, for privacy reasons, identifying information such as the name of the requester is not included in the disclosure log.

 Date of Request  Category of Requestor  Description of Request  Decision Type  Date of Release
4th August 2016  Other  A list of exempted AP CPG’s, or parts/interventions thereof, that have been granted by PHECC to the National Ambulance Service.  Grant 30th August 2016

 

Reports

Annual Reports 
Recognised Institution Quality Standards Review On-Site Reports
Commercial Publications
Schedule of Fees

Information held by PHECC which is sought regularly

Council Policies
Council Minutes
Medical Advisory Committee Minutes
Education and Standards Committee Minutes
Quality and Safety Committee Minutes