27 Apr 2001: Create newsgroup uk.community.ambulance

From: Jim Hill <vote-uca@jhc.org.uk>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 19:14:50 +0100
Subject: RESULTS: New Newsgroup uk.community.ambulance PASSES 17:1
Newsgroups: uk.net.news.announce,uk.net.news.config,uk.community.firefighting,uk.community.policing,uk.people.health



New Newsgroup uk.community.ambulance PASSES 17:1

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Voting opened Wednesday 28 March 2001
Voting closed Sunday 18 April 2001

Proponent: Russ Fox <russ.fox@virgin.net>
Votetaker: Jim Hill <vote-uca@jhc.org.uk>

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These results have been posted to:


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Valid votes received  : 22
Total votes in favour : 17
Total votes against   :  1
Total abstentions     :  4

The group creation proposal for uk.community.ambulance succeeds. 

Votes received in favour (17) exceeded received votes against (1)
by more than the required minimum of twelve votes (17 - 1 = 16).

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 Y   James Hudgell Hudgells Demoncouk James
 A   Jeffrey Goldberg Goldmark Org Jeffrey
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 Y   Philip Powell Blencathra Orguk Philip
 Y   Michael Barnard Thunderin Couk Mike
 A   Richard Kettlewell Sfere Greenendorguk Richard+Uca
 Y   Phil Wade Pooters Org Phil
 Y   Andy Barber Softhome Net Digdilem
 N   Jon Thomson Hotmail Com Edgeleypark
 A   Thomas Lee Psp Couk Tfl
 Y   Jak Riley Dowjones Com Jak Riley
 Y   Jerry Pocknell Lds Couk Paramed
 Y   Wayne Ogden Ogden27 Freeservecouk Wayne
 Y   Jeff Seaton Ntlworld Com Jeff Seaton
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 Y   Denis McMahon Pickaxe Demoncouk Denis
 A   Andy Mabbett Pigsonthewing Orguk Andy
 Y   Lachlan Excommunicant Couk Lachlan
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RATIONALE: uk.community.ambulance

There are wide regional variations bewteen ambulance services in the UK.
There is a desire for greater communication between staff at all levels
across UK ambulance services to compare, discuss and request information on
such matters. Those with interests in the private and voluntary sectors as
well as the NHS trusts will have a valuable forum for discussion.

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SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION: uk.community.ambulance

In the first paragraph of the charter, the words "...including other medical
personnel and ambulance enthusiasts" has been removed, as suggested. It was
felt that the preceeding line welcoming contributions, the term "other
parties or induviduals" included all interested parties and therefore made
this last section of wording unnecessary.

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uk.community.ambulance	Issues affecting UK ambulance services

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CHARTER: uk.community.ambulance

This newsgroup is for issues concerning and relating to Ambulance Services
across the UK - including not only those run as NHS trusts but also
voluntary and private sectors, all of whom have little in the way of
inter-communication. Contributions are welcome from staff employed by these
services, their managers and other parties or individuals with an interest
in the Ambulance services.

This is a forum for requesting and exchanging information and views
regarding the widely varying policies, procedures, drugs and equipment
currently used in the UK Ambulance sectors. These regional variations make
up issues of concern nationally, affecting both staff and the general


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