In the shadows of other health services

On 25 September, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) launched its consultation on the qualification threshold entry level to the register for paramedics—a consultation period that runs until 15 December. Currently, the threshold is set at ‘equivalent to Certificate of Higher Education’ and is the lowest of any registered health profession in the UK. This is a defining moment for the paramedic profession, which has long existed in the shadows of other health vocations.

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