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From: l.nichols

Dear Central Region Technical Advisory Services (TAS),

RE: OIA Request - Level Playing Field and Transparency of Process, with respect to Conflicts of Interest; Which Private and DHB Providers Included, Which Other Private Providers, and other interested parties Excluded.

4 August 2020

To CEO, TAS - Mr Graham Smith:

Please consider this an Official Information Act Request.

Please provide a copy of the Final Draft of the Ambulance Service Collaboration Charter ("The Charter") and the Terms of Reference for this Collaboration ("The TOR").

Please provide any briefing papers, internal memos and discussion documents relating to the Charter and the TOR.

Please disclose authorship of The Charter and The TOR. If external input from other groups, agencies or organisations has occurred directly or indirectly, in making contributions to The Charter and/or The TOR, please make this clear, on a section by section basis where possible. Please outline on what basis such input has been used.

If The Charter and The TOR have been shared, published, socialised or disclosed elsewhere, with any individuals, organisations or groups outside the NZ Ambulance Sector Design Working Group or TAS, please disclose this, AND which individuals, organisations or groups these documents have been shared with (eg professional associations, clinical networks, professional medical colleges, or committees/subcommittees of any of those bodies or groups). Please also disclose in each/any instance where this has happened, the date when The Charter and The TOR have been first made available to such individuals, organisations or groups.

If The Charter and The TOR have not been made available to other representative bodies for all the relevant and readily identifiable medical (PRIME GPs, General Practice, Urgent Care, Rural Hospitalist Doctors, ICU, Anaesthetics and Emergency Medicine Specialist representative groups or professional colleges), nursing (NZNO, COASTN) and paramedic (St John Ambulance, Wellington Free Ambulance, and the many aeromedical provider organisations) sectors in NZ, please clarify who made this decision, and on what basis.

In addition, if The Charter and The TOR have not been made available to the member organisations of Ambulance NZ, please clarify who made this decision, and on what basis.

Please clarify the role TAS have had in developing The Charter and The TOR, and the role that TAS have had in any decisions to disclose, share, publish or socialise these documents outside TAS and the NZ Ambulance Sector Design Working Group.

Please clarify if TAS staff have reviewed a copy of the Conflict of Interest register for either the NZ Ambulance Sector Design Working Group, or any other groups or organisations that The Charter or The TOR may have been shared with, AND if these COI registers have been considered in making decisions to disclose/share The Charter and/or The TOR.

Please provide all emails, either to or from staff in TAS, in relation to developing, and in relation to sharing, disclosing, publishing or socialising these documents outside TAS and the NZ Ambulance Sector Design Working Group, including all emails to or from the members of the NZ Ambulance Sector Design Working Group on these matters, from January 1 2020, until the date of this request. (The members of the NZ Ambulance Sector Design Working Group are Mr David Waters, Dr Alex Psirides, Dr Tony Smith, Dr Grant Christey, and Ms Norma Lane).

Please provide all emails on this AND on all other matters, either to or from TAS Staff, to or from the members of the NZ Ambulance Sector Design Working Group, in relation to this or any other matters, from 1 January 2020 until the date of this request.

Yours faithfully,

l.nichols

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From: l.nichols

Dear Central Region Technical Advisory Services Limited,

cc: Graham Smith, Holger Jesson

There has been no response to this OIA request.
Legally, a response is required promptly, and at latest by 01 September 2020.
This will be referred to the ombudsman unless unless a response is forthcoming.

Yours faithfully,

l.nichols

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Oliver Lineham left an annotation ()

TAS have pointed out we were using the wrong email address. To be clear this was our (FYI.org.nz) mistake not theirs. I am sorry for the error and that it wasn't detected earlier.

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Sent request to Central Region Technical Advisory Services Limited again, using a new contact address.

From: TAS OIA
Central Region Technical Advisory Services Limited

Kia ora

 

We are transferring this request to the Ministry of Health under Section
14 of the Official Information Act 1982 on the grounds that the
information is more closely connected with the functions of the Ministry
of Health

 

Ngā mihi

 

TAS OIA team

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Thank you for your request for official information which was transferred
by the Central Region Technical Advisory Service (TAS) to the Ministry of
Health on 14 October 2020 for:

"- Please provide a copy of the Final Draft of the Ambulance Service
Collaboration Charter ("The Charter") and the Terms of Reference for this
Collaboration ("The TOR").
- Please provide any briefing papers, internal memos and discussion
documents relating to the Charter and the TOR.
- Please disclose authorship of The Charter and The TOR. If external input
from other groups, agencies or organisations has occurred directly or
indirectly, in making contributions to The Charter and/or The TOR, please
make this clear, on a section by section basis where possible. Please
outline on what basis such input has been used.
- If The Charter and The TOR have been shared, published, socialised or
disclosed elsewhere, with any individuals, organisations or groups outside
the NZ Ambulance Sector Design Working Group or TAS, please disclose this,
AND which individuals, organisations or groups these documents have been
shared with (eg professional associations, clinical networks, professional
medical colleges, or committees/subcommittees of any of those bodies or
groups). Please also disclose in each/any instance where this has
happened, the date when The Charter and The TOR have been first made
available to such individuals, organisations or groups.
- If The Charter and The TOR have not been made available to other
representative bodies for all the relevant and readily identifiable
medical (PRIME GPs, General Practice, Urgent Care, Rural Hospitalist
Doctors, ICU, Anaesthetics and Emergency Medicine Specialist
representative groups or professional colleges), nursing (NZNO, COASTN)
and paramedic (St John Ambulance, Wellington Free Ambulance, and the many
aeromedical provider organisations) sectors in NZ, please clarify who made
this decision, and on what basis.
- In addition, if The Charter and The TOR have not been made available to
the member organisations of Ambulance NZ, please clarify who made this
decision, and on what basis.
- Please clarify the role TAS have had in developing The Charter and The
TOR, and the role that TAS have had in any decisions to disclose, share,
publish or socialise these documents outside TAS and the NZ Ambulance
Sector Design Working Group.
- Please clarify if TAS staff have reviewed a copy of the Conflict of
Interest register for either the NZ Ambulance Sector Design Working Group,
or any other groups or organisations that The Charter or The TOR may have
been shared with, AND if these COI registers have been considered in
making decisions to disclose/share The Charter and/or The TOR.
- Please provide all emails, either to or from staff in TAS, in relation
to developing, and in relation to sharing, disclosing, publishing or
socialising these documents outside TAS and the NZ Ambulance Sector Design
Working Group, including all emails to or from the members of the NZ
Ambulance Sector Design Working Group on these matters, from January 1
2020, until the date of this request. (The members of the NZ Ambulance
Sector Design Working Group are Mr David Waters, Dr Alex Psirides, Dr Tony
Smith, Dr Grant Christey, and Ms Norma Lane).
- Please provide all emails on this AND on all other matters, either to or
from TAS Staff, to or from the members of the NZ Ambulance Sector Design
Working Group, in relation to this or any other matters, from 1 January
2020 until the date of this request."

The Ministry's reference number for your request is: H202007785.

As required under the Official Information Act 1982, the Ministry will
endeavour to respond to your request no later than 12 November 2020, being
20 working days after the day your request was received.  

If we are unable to respond to your request within this time frame, we
will notify you of an extension of that time frame.

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to
get in touch.

Ngā mihi

OIA Services
Government Services
Office of the Director-General
Ministry of Health
E: [email address]

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Kia ora L. Nichols
Thank you for your request for official information, received on 14
October 2020 requesting:
"- Please provide a copy of the Final Draft of the Ambulance Service
Collaboration Charter ("The Charter") and the Terms of Reference for this
Collaboration ("The TOR").
- Please provide any briefing papers, internal memos and discussion
documents relating to the Charter and the TOR.
- Please disclose authorship of The Charter and The TOR. If external input
from other groups, agencies or organisations has occurred directly or
indirectly, in making contributions to The Charter and/or The TOR, please
make this clear, on a section by section basis where possible. Please
outline on what basis such input has been used.
- If The Charter and The TOR have been shared, published, socialised or
disclosed elsewhere, with any individuals, organisations or groups outside
the NZ Ambulance Sector Design Working Group or TAS, please disclose this,
AND which individuals, organisations or groups these documents have been
shared with (eg professional associations, clinical networks, professional
medical colleges, or committees/subcommittees of any of those bodies or
groups). Please also disclose in each/any instance where this has
happened, the date when The Charter and The TOR have been first made
available to such individuals, organisations or groups.
- If The Charter and The TOR have not been made available to other
representative bodies for all the relevant and readily identifiable
medical (PRIME GPs, General Practice, Urgent Care, Rural Hospitalist
Doctors, ICU, Anaesthetics and Emergency Medicine Specialist
representative groups or professional colleges), nursing (NZNO, COASTN)
and paramedic (St John Ambulance, Wellington Free Ambulance, and the many
aeromedical provider organisations) sectors in NZ, please clarify who made
this decision, and on what basis.
- In addition, if The Charter and The TOR have not been made available to
the member organisations of Ambulance NZ, please clarify who made this
decision, and on what basis.
- Please clarify the role TAS have had in developing The Charter and The
TOR, and the role that TAS have had in any decisions to disclose, share,
publish or socialise these documents outside TAS and the NZ Ambulance
Sector Design Working Group.
- Please clarify if TAS staff have reviewed a copy of the Conflict of
Interest register for either the NZ Ambulance Sector Design Working Group,
or any other groups or organisations that The Charter or The TOR may have
been shared with, AND if these COI registers have been considered in
making decisions to disclose/share The Charter and/or The TOR.
- Please provide all emails, either to or from staff in TAS, in relation
to developing, and in relation to sharing, disclosing, publishing or
socialising these documents outside TAS and the NZ Ambulance Sector Design
Working Group, including all emails to or from the members of the NZ
Ambulance Sector Design Working Group on these matters, from January 1
2020, until the date of this request. (The members of the NZ Ambulance
Sector Design Working Group are Mr David Waters, Dr Alex Psirides, Dr Tony
Smith, Dr Grant Christey, and Ms Norma Lane).
- Please provide all emails on this AND on all other matters, either to or
from TAS Staff, to or from the members of the NZ Ambulance Sector Design
Working Group, in relation to this or any other matters, from 1 January
2020 until the date of this request."
The Ministry of Health has decided to extend the period of time available
to respond to your request under section 15A of the Official Information
Act 1982 (the Act) as further consultation is required.
You can now expect a response to your request on, or before, 3 December
2020.
You have the right, under section 28 of the Act, to ask the Ombudsman to
review my decision to extend the time available to respond to your
request.
Ngā mihi
OIA Services
Government Services
Office of the Director-General
Ministry of Health
E: [email address]

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Kia ora L Nichols

 

Please find attached a letter regarding your request for information.

 

Ngā mihi

 

 

OIA Services

Government Services

Office of the Director-General

Ministry of Health

E: [email address]

 

 

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