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
Establishment of PHECC
Roles, Responsibilities and Functions
Staff Contact Details
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.
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 IV (Clerical)
|Grade V (Clerical)
|Grade VI (Clerical)
Information Access Requests under legislation can be made by writing to The FOI Officer, Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council, 2nd Floor, Beech House, Millennium Park, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 TK7N or by contacting email@example.com
. Media and public communications enquiries should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Other contact details can be found on the PHECC website
Services provided or to be provided to the public
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 Meeting Minutes
PHECC financial statements can be found in the Annual Report.
Payment or Purchase Orders for goods and services of more than €20,000
Q1 - January - March 2020
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 2019 funding and sponsorship
|Irish College of Paramedics - Wellbeing Symposium
|Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Register
|UCD - Advanced Paramedic Development Funding
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 Q1 January - March 2020
FOI Disclosure Log and other information to be published routinely
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.
|21st August 2017
||The number of candidates who successfully completed the NQEMT examination at all levels (EMT, P and AP) in 2015/2016 and subsequently applied and were placed on the PHECC Register.
||4th September 2017
Recognised Institution Quality Standards Review On-Site Reports
Schedule of Fees
Information held by PHECC which is sought regularly
Medical Advisory Committee Minutes
Education and Standards Committee Minutes
Quality and Safety Committee Minutes