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Advanced paramedics in England will be able to prescribe medicines to people who do not need hospital treatment, under new laws starting on Sunday.  Who will be able to prescribe? Advanced Paramedics  – those undertaking or having completed a Master’s-level (Level 7) qualification – will be allowed to complete a prescribing module, if their employed role has a need for it (i.e. you must be employed in a prescribing role, e.g. in a GP surgery. An AP cannot complete it if employed in a standard frontline paramedic role where prescribing is not a required qualification). How does this fit with […]
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In 1987 Brian Turner wrote a seminal text detailing the sociology of the para-medical professions. Whilst some of his work would be contested in a contemporary context (e.g. Nursing may no longer associate itself as para-medical), some of his work still applies. Namely, his assertion that the non-medical health workforce undergoes a process of professionalization. One modern day exemplar of this may be the role of the Ambulance service Paramedics. Arguably this has been a quiet revolution. One generation of workers has seen the shift from the traditional ‘ambulance man,’ promoted from driving council vehicles, to the graduate profession who […]
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