The past decade has seen a rapid increase in the number of paramedics working in primary care and an expansion in the role of the paramedic within the practice. Anglia Ruskin University has received a grant from Health Education England to develop a Primary Care module for the BSc Hons Paramedic Science Programme. The purpose of this module is as follows:

  1. To discuss the management of patients with an acute exacerbation of a chronic illness and the serious complications of a minor illness.
  2. To increase awareness of alternative care pathways available in primary care and the appropriate use of these pathways for patients.
  3. To discuss the safe management of patients when there is diagnostic uncertainty through the use of SAFER consulting and safety-netting skills.
  4. To discuss integrated and collaborative care pathways for patients involving the appropriate use of primary and community care resources.
  5. To increase awareness of the career options and training pathways for paramedics in primary care.

How You Can Help Shape & Deliver This Module

There are two ways in which you can contribute to the development and delivery of this module:

  1. Shaping the module: Reflecting on what you know now, what do you wish you had known when you were training? (Knowledge, skills, experience.) What can you and your practice offer in the way of support for an ambulance crew attending one of your patients, in the way of alternative management options? (Clinical information, decision support, access to admission avoidance & alternative care pathways, future exacerbation prevention.)
  2. Delivery of the module: We would like the students to spend 5 days with you in the practice, so they can see the way that patients are managed in primary care and learn from you. The attachments are at the end of October 2022 and we are able to offer £300 remuneration per student per week for this.

Contact Details

If you are unable to attend the meeting, or would like to discuss this or contribute sooner, please do get in touch with me, as Paul would really keen to hear your thoughts!

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