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Advanced Clinical Practice - Paramedics

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Introduction and background

Health Education England commissioned the development of this Paramedic (Specialist in Primary and Urgent Care) core capabilities framework to support those paramedics working in primary and urgent care and the transformation of services that employ these clinicians in new environments.

The capabilities set out what a paramedic is able to do, recognising that the paramedic working in primary and urgent care must be adaptable and not constrained by protocols or prescriptions for practice. The framework describes the knowledge, skills and behaviours that must be acquired, developed and demonstrated in order to safely and effectively manage service users across the lifespan and in often quite challenging situations, whilst retaining responsibility and accountability for those service users.

Paramedic Specialist in Primary and Urgent Care Core Capabilities Framework

HEE -  Bringing you the new Paramedics in Primary Care Pathway

A Guide for General Practice Employing a Paramedic - Published by Fareham Gosport & SE Hants CCG

NHSE - Expanding the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme – Paramedic role

The College of Paramedics welcome the launch of HEE's New Roadmap to Practice for Paramedics in Primary Care

“Health Education England has launched a roadmap to provide a clear, national career route for those paramedics wanting to work in primary care roles and those who already do so. The new educational training pathway provides a standard of practice which will ensure a solid governance structure around First Contact Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner roles in primary care, a move which is supported by the College of Paramedics.” January 2021



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Useful Links and Publications

Primary Care Workforce Centre - Paramedics in Primary Care

Job resources and case studies (FutureNHS, requires login)

Paramedics | Dorset Primary Care Training Hub (

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Paramedics - Working across Wessex (

Surrey Training Hub - Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS)



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