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


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
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.


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

General Manager

Principle Officer



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, 2nd Floor, Beech House, Millennium Park, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 TK7N or by contacting  Media and public communications enquiries should be made to  Other contact details can be found on the PHECC website.

Services provided or to be provided to the public

Council Functions 


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

Q1 - January - March 2020

Amount over €20,000
Consultancy Costs  €43,122
CPC Development Costs €27,428
eACR Project Costs €23,729
Examination Costs  €50,243 
 Rent/Rate Costs €77,109 
 ICT Costs €67,882 


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

Respond 2019
Irish College of Paramedics - Wellbeing Symposium

Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Register   €25,000
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

Public contracts awarded

The following public contracts (over €25k) were awarded in Q1 January - March 2020

Winning Contractor    Type of Contract Contract Award Date  Contract Value  Contract Duration  Description of Contract 
Clark Executive  Service - Single Supplier - OGP Framework  17/01/2020 Over 25K 12 months with a possibility of three extensions Managed Payment Services
Inov8 Print & Design Ltd t/a Hyphen Print Management
Service - Single Supplier - OGP Framework  29/01/2020  Over 25K 12 months with a possibility of three extensions Print & Delivery of Request Emergency Dispatch (RED) Wallet Cards


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
21st August 2017  Other 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.  Grant 4th September 2017



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