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Welcome to the College of Paramedics Blog

This blog is a collaborative resource that provides best practice, opinions and advice from members, influencers and experts within the sector as well as updates from around the College to highlight the work in which we are involved.

Paramedic Mental Health and Wellbeing Stakeholder Collaboration Day

Paramedic Mental Health and Wellbeing Stakeholder Collaboration Day

Date: 15 08 2018

Chris Richmond MCPara reflects on the recent paramedic mental health and wellbeing stakeholder collaboration day

Stroke Mimics or Are They?

Stroke Mimics or Are They?

Date: 30 04 2018

Sue Newsome shares her experience of her father being mis-diagnosed with a Stroke Mimic

I’ve seen terrible things as a paramedic. The worst isn’t what you’d expect

I’ve seen terrible things as a paramedic. The worst isn’t what you’d expect

Date: 24 04 2018

Liz Harris FCPara talks about the worst thing she has seen as a paramedic.

Paramedics Need Degrees? Why?

Paramedics Need Degrees? Why?

Date: 06 04 2018

Richard Taffler MCPara discusses whether paramedics need degrees.

People Like Us?

People Like Us?

Date: 28 02 2018

College of Paramedics Executive Officer, Liz Harris takes a look at the recent HCPC 'People Like Us?' report and considers why so many paramedics self refer.

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Flu jab: it’s about doing the right thing, right?

Flu jab: it’s about doing the right thing, right?

Date: 18 01 2018

College of Paramedics Executive Officer, Liz Harris reflects on why some paramedics are deciding not to receive the flu vaccination.

Paramedics need degrees

Paramedics need degrees

Date: 21 11 2017

Matt Green MCPara, Paramedic Clinical Supervisor at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust writes about education standards for paramedics and the current HCPC consultation.

Independent Prescribing – What might the future look like for paramedics and patients

Independent Prescribing – What might the future look like for paramedics and patients

Date: 03 07 2017

The proposal to introduce paramedic prescribing was first made in 2009 and since then there has been lots of progress made. If the profession achieves independent prescribing, what will this mean for paramedics in everyday practice, and how will it affect patient care? This panel discussion recorded at the College of Paramedics' National Conference in May 2017 answers some of those questions in more details.

My experience of receiving a fitness to practise concern

My experience of receiving a fitness to practise concern

Date: 26 06 2017

College of Paramedics member Rebecca Connolly MCPara shares her experience of receiving a fitness to practise concern.

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My experience of my first College of Paramedics Board meeting

My experience of my first College of Paramedics Board meeting

Date: 24 05 2017

Newly appointed Trustee for the South East Coast Julie Ormrod and Alternate Trustee Rhiannon Roderick share their experiences of their first board meeting of the College of Paramedics.

Exciting new CPD eLearning Project on the way…

Exciting new CPD eLearning Project on the way…

Date: 26 02 2017

Kerry Crawley MCPara, On-line CPD Lead for the College of Paramedics talks about the exciting new CPD project, which is on the way for College members.

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10 Things you should know if a concern is raised about your fitness to practise

10 Things you should know if a concern is raised about your fitness to practise

Date: 23 02 2017

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) provides a list of 10 important things you should know about the process and the support available if you find yourself the subject of a fitness to practise allegation.

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Stress in the sector: A member’s perspective

Stress in the sector: A member’s perspective

Date: 23 01 2017

Adrian McGrath MCPara from Northern Ireland discusses perceptions of stress in the current paramedic role

HCPC Hearing: A member’s perspective

HCPC Hearing: A member’s perspective

Date: 07 12 2016

A member of the College of Paramedics shares their experience of receiving a letter from the HCPC.

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Inter-professional Symposium on Workforce Mental Health - The Health and Care Workforce

Inter-professional Symposium on Workforce Mental Health - The Health and Care Workforce

Date: 11 10 2016

Chris Richmond MCPara, NHS England reflects on the inter-professional Symposium on Workplace Mental Well-being he attended on Monday 10th October 2016 as part of World Health Day.

British APCO  - Working hard for you and public safety

British APCO - Working hard for you and public safety

Date: 11 10 2016

Ian Thompson, Interim Chief Executive of British APCO explains the role of the British APCO and how it affects all of us.

Our journey for recognition as an integral part of the public health workforce

Our journey for recognition as an integral part of the public health workforce

Date: 28 07 2016

Linda Hindle talks about the increasing recognition of the role of Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) in public health.

Volunteer rescue worker Sally Armond saves hundreds of pounds with College insurance cover

Volunteer rescue worker Sally Armond saves hundreds of pounds with College insurance cover

Date: 29 06 2016

Sally Armond MCPara, is pleased the College supports volunteer rescue workers with insurance cover

Partnership working and collaboration: Enhancing patient care in Northern Ireland

Partnership working and collaboration: Enhancing patient care in Northern Ireland

Date: 27 06 2016

Ciaran McKenna MCPara, reflects on the importance of staff engagement and partnership working to develop pathways and ultimately improve patient care.

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The opinions expressed by the various contributors are not necessarily those of the College of Paramedics. The inclusion of a blog does not necessarily imply recommendation of its aims, policies or methods. The College of Paramedics will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information.

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