REAP Increase Level 1 to 2


Due to current operational pressures, the Trust has moved from REAP level 1 to REAP level 2.

What is REAP?

Resource Escalation Action Plan (REAP) is a plan that is considered at least weekly by the Ambulance Trust to declare the expected operating level for the next seven days, with the ability between to change this level based on changed information or intelligence.

REAP allows the Trust to introduce specific actions to ensure we meet forecasted demand or operational pressures.

What does this mean for you?

  • You may be asked to carry out operational duties instead of planned training or meetings
  • Attendance at private events (such as school visits or other similar functions), may be cancelled or the duration amended.
  • Patient Transport Services (PTS) staff may be asked to attend some low acuity, urgent or emergency calls or provide some additional cover on overtime to assist. This will be done with the support and guidance from the Ambulance Operations Centres (AOCs).

More detailed guidance on REAP levels can be found on East24.

Please note: these actions are in addition to any actions in the Trust Surge Demand Management Plan. You should be aware that the actions in the Surge Plan may be implemented at an earlier stage than normal at REAP 3.

Published 6th August 2020

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