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Changes in legislation enable advanced paramedics to prescribe

A change in legislation means advanced paramedics are now able to prescribe, bringing huge benefits to patients and the NHS.

This means there will be better use of paramedics’ skills, allowing them to provide care closer to home. It will also improve patient experience while easing demand on other busy urgent and emergency care services, as well as reducing NHS costs. Once these highly trained paramedics have received a period of additional training they will be able to prescribe medicines for their patients. This is likely to happen in practice early next year.More....