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A dystopian new normal

Looking back on his unconventional start in paramedicine, Barry Costello reflects on how to not only survive, but to thrive, as a paramedic despite the challenges of today's ‘new normal’

From qualified professional to student apprentice

As students prepare to return to their programmes this month, Lee Sweetlove provides insight into the struggles and joys of being one of the first students on the new tech to paramedic apprenticeship pathway in the East of England in this month's education edition of Paramedic Roles.

The ‘COVID cohort’

With the pandemic having a significant impact on student paramedics, Mahdiyah Bandali reflects on what this means for newly qualified paramedics and how they can be supported

Pioneering retrieval of neonates as a paramedic

In this month's instalment of Paramedic Roles, Josh Eason, one of the first trainee advanced paramedic practitioners in intensive care retrieval medicine, shares a typical day in one of the profession's newest roles

Variety in practice

Finishing off his second year, Samuel Parry reflects on some of his recent challenges while learning during the pandemic, as well as a variety of paramedic placements, as he prepares for his third year as a student paramedic and looks towards qualification

The emergency blues…

In this month's Student Column, Jolyon Price reflects on his choice to transition from acting to paramedicine, as well as everything he gave up, and everything he has gained

Pride in paramedicine: being an LGBTQ+ paramedic

As Pride celebrations kick off worldwide and the current issue of the Journal of Paramedic Press is sent to the printers on 28 June—the very date in history that the first Pride March was held in New York City in 1970—it seems fitting to celebrate Pride in paramedicine and hear from some paramedics in the LGBTQ+ community

Progressing as a trainee ACP

In this instalment of Paramedic Roles, Abbie-Louise Frake sheds some light on her current role as a trainee advanced clinical practitioner, reflecting on where she has been and where she is headed

Every day a school day

Nearly a year into his career as an NQP, Barry Costello reflects on why a patient-centred approach to care matters and how it will impact him as an ongoing learner in paramedicine

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