21 March 2016
Applicant type: Researcher
1. Are your passenger transport assistants (PTA) permitted to administer any medication to passengers?
2. Please can you provide a copy of the procedure / guidance that PTA are provided with regarding the administration of medicines?
3. Please can you provide me with the guidance / procedure for authorising that medicines can be administered?
4. Please can you provide a copy of the procedure / guidance / literature / agreements that parents are provided with regarding permissions for PTA to administer medicines?
5. What medicines are PTA permitted to administer?
6. What training do PTA receive for the administration of medicine?
7. Are all PTAs trained to administer medication, or number based on current demand?
8. Please can you provide me with a copy of your policy on the administering of medication?
9. What is hourly pay rate for PTA who is trained to administer medication (not including on-costs)?
10. What is the hourly rate for a PTA who is not trained to administer medication (not including oncosts)?
11. if your policy is not to administer medicine, please can you provide a copy of the advice or policy statement confirming how the driver / PTA would respond in a situation where a child was, for example, fitting and needed rescue medication.
12. Who provides the training (internal or external) - please name the provider?
13. Are the PTA's employed by the Authority or provided by an outside contractor
Info provided - 20 April 2016
Please find our response attached.
Please note that our Children's Services are delivered by 'Achieving for Children' which is a a social enterprise company created by Kingston and Richmond Councils.
Please note that our responses were accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of release, and have not subsequently been updated. This information should be considered an historical record only.
Updated: 13 Apr 2017