The Paramedic will be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Some of the skills that the Paramedic will be able to demonstrate safely are:
- Carrying out home visits, covering the vast majority of acute visits that would otherwise have been undertaken by a GP
- Triaging and treating patients wishing to see a healthcare professional, making any necessary referrals to other members of the primary healthcare team
- Running planned acute or minor illness clinics
- Undertaking assessments for patients using diagnostic skills and initiation of investigations where appropriate
- Encouraging changes in behaviour that can have a positive impact on patient health and well-being
- Working with healthcare staff to prepare and deliver anticipatory care plans for complex patients deemed to be at risk of acute hospitalisation
- Assessing, examining, treating and managing patients of all age ranges with a variety of acute undifferentiated and chronic conditions.
Paramedics that are working at an Advanced Practitioner / equivalent level and that have completed an Independent Prescribing module are able to prescribe.
It is a requirement for Paramedic registrants to have appropriate professional indemnity cover as a condition of their registration.
It is the responsibility of individual clinicians and their employers to ensure that Paramedics have appropriate indemnity cover in place.