Paramedics and professionalism: Looking back and looking forwards

Paramedic practice, like many areas of health care, has moved forward dramatically since the early 1970s when the first training scheme for paramedics was established in Brighton. The 1980’s saw a national training scheme adopted and in 2000, paramedics became registered with the Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine (CPSM), soon followed by the transfer to statutory regulation with the Health Professions Council.

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