The College of Paramedics is the recognised professional body for paramedics and the ambulance professions. It is not, however, a Trade Union. Rather than representing individual practitioners in disputes with employers or acting as a forum for negotiating terms and conditions, as a professional body our role is to represent ambulance professionals in all matters affecting their clinical practice, thereby supporting the highest standards of patient care.
We provide support to the profession by providing advice to our members, and to people considering joining the ambulance professions. The College further represents the interests of paramedics and ambulance clinicians by providing a contact point for the media, through membership of appropriate committees and advisory groups, by developing professional standards guidance, and by responding to consultation documents and requests for advice from government, and other professional and registrant bodies.
The College is the UK's peak expert body on the practice of pre-hospital emergency care by paramedics and ambulance professionals.