Thank you for your request for information about paramedics that have let their registration lapse, which was received on 5 July 2016.
Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).
The below table shows the total number of paramedics that have let their registration lapse, for the past five years. Unfortunately, we are unable to run a report based on age. This data therefore may include individuals over the age of 55 years.
In order to produce accurate figures for the number of paramedics under the age of 55 who let their registration lapse over the past five years would require us to check each individual registration record. The time taken to extract this information would exceed the cost limits of the FOIA, that being £450 which is charged at £25 per hour for employee time. The exemption under the FOIA for this cost limit is Section 12.
Year - Total
2010 - 100
2011 - 420
2012 - 162
2013 - 436
2014 - 53
2015 - 408
2016 (Jan-Mar) - 4