19th February 2019

Image: Paramedic.A new core capabilities framework for paramedic specialists working in primary and urgent care has just been published by Skills for Health and Health Education England (HEE)

Commissioned by HEE, the framework provides a definition of paramedic practice in a primary or urgent care setting.

The development of the framework was led by Skills for Health working with HEE, NHS England, the College of Paramedics and advanced paramedic practitioners from a range of ambulance service trusts in England

Colin Wright, Frameworks Development Manager for Skills for Health, said: “It was a truly collaborative effort to produce this framework and are really pleased that it is now available.

“This is the first such framework that’s been targeted at paramedics. It describes advanced clinical practice whereby paramedics will exercise autonomy and use clinical reasoning to make complex decisions in the context of uncertainty and varying levels of risk ,” he added.

The framework will support workforce planning and help those who design and deliver training and development opportunities to focus on the key capabilities that learners need to achieve, which in turn will guide the content to be included and the use of appropriate learning and teaching strategies.

Skills for Health has led the development of several core skills frameworks. These are offered as guidance and good practice for development of the current and future workforce.

To download your copy of the framework, click here.