Reaching out to others

As he progresses through his final year towards becoming a fully qualified paramedic and the autonomy that comes with the role, Jolyon Price reflects on how to embrace this clinical independence while not being afraid to reach out to colleagues for fresh perspectives

A day as a prison paramedic

In this second instalment of Paramedic Roles, Rachel Hodgett shares what a day in the life of a prison paramedic looks like, alongside what led her there, and the job's unique challenges and rewards.

Exploring multiple paths

Since graduating as a newly qualified paramedic in June amid COVID-19, Mahdiyah Bandali has chosen the unconventional path of exploring multiple avenues within paramedicine and, in her first contribution, shares her reflections and lessons learned on this journey to date

Thanking our 2020 peer review panel

The team at the Journal of Paramedic Practice would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the following people who have generously devoted their time to volunteering as peer reviewers for us in 2020, despite it being an exceptionally challenging and demanding year.For the third consecutive year, we are publishing a list of our peer review panel for the year as a small way of recognising the extremely important work of our referees, without whom we could not produce the high-quality double-blind...

Life as a locum

Most health professionals are likely to weigh up the pros and cons of becoming a locum at some point in their careers. The prospect of being able to choose where and when you do or do not work is often a big pull. In this first instalment of the JPP Paramedic Roles column, Suki Kaur, who has been a paramedic since 2013, explores why she decided to become a locum emergency care practitioner 3 years ago.

My daunting first steps

As Edge Hill University launches its new nurse paramedic programme, new columnist Philipa Duncan reflects on the nerves and responsibility, as well as the excitement and honour that come with being one of its first students—at one of the most challenging times

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