Updated national REAP

Today we approved the implementation of the nationally-recommended updated Resource Escalation Action Plan (REAP), which replaces the National Ambulance Resilience Unit 2015 version. 

The REAP is a vital business continuity tool and applies to all employees and teams across the Trust. The actions that each team needs to take are set out in the action cards within the new plan. 

The plan has been updated to reflect changes in the Ambulance Response Programme operating model,  align more with the NHS OPEL framework by more closely defining pressure levels. The level will be displayed as an escalation level rather than a colour on. The actions within the plan  are intended to support keeping our sickest patients safe at times of increased pressure.

Our Director of Service Delivery, Kevin Brown, led these changes nationally. He said: “We learnt a lot over the last year from the use of the former plan. This new plan provides a robust, patient safety-focused approach and puts the response of all leaders in the organisation at the centre of that.  I recommend all staff in the Trust take the time to read it and understand your personal role in supporting actions when the pressure is on.”

You can find the new plan on EAST24 here.

 

Published 31st October 2018

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