Paramedic

Paramedics are employed by a single General Practice or by a Primary Care Network (PCN). Paramedics work at a variety of levels ranging from trainee First Contact Practitioner (FCP), to qualified Advanced Clinical Practitioner level (ACP). The training hub is able to support Paramedics, wherever they are in their career in primary care by providing access to information on funding, development and training to help enhance and embed core fundamentals and progress their career.

At the bottom of this page you will find courses currently available to paramedics but please do contact the training hub on hwetraininghub@nhs.net if you would like funding for a course not listed.

First contact practitioner pathway:

In April 2021 Health Education England (HEE) released the Paramedic Roadmap to Practice.

This details the First contact practitioner pathway for Paramedics in Primary care. All Paramedics moving into primary care will need to follow the roadmap pathway to prove capability and to assure patient safety. Completion of the FCP pathway is also contractually required for those Paramedics employed using the additional role reimbursement scheme (ARRS).

It is also expected that Paramedics already working in primary care who are not Advanced Clinical Practitioners will also complete the pathway as this may be asked for by CQC as evidence of clinician capability.

In order to gain FCP status the Paramedic must complete a portfolio and be signed off by a named FCP supervisor. The HEE website gives information about who is eligible to become an FCP supervisor and the current training dates available.  

Advanced Clinical Practice

Once registered as an FCP, Paramedics can choose to develop to Advanced Practitioner level.

There is funding available to complete an ACP masters see this link for more information.

The Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England gives information about the 4 pillars of Advanced practice

Training and Development Opportunities:

Prepare to prescribe medicines from the British National Formulary (BNF) in your area of competence.

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Suitable for registered and unregistered Healthcare Professionals (HCPs). 

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This CPD-accredited learning package is for people with experience of working with patients who have asthma; it is designed to update and refresh their knowledge and know how. 

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Free CPD accredited webinar bringing together data and primary care educational support from NHS Resolution, NHS England and HSSIB.

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License for CDEP Courses - CDEP has five levels (as per the UK Diabetics Competency Framework.

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For all professionals who come into contact with children and young people with asthma.

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This course will enable the attendee to understand, recognise and use appropriate assessments as part of a systematic approach to improve the quality of assessment and outcomes of care for older people in acute or intermediate care settings.

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This full-day course designed to provide you with the latest information and updates in the field of contraception.

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This CPD-accredited learning package is for people with experience of working with patients who have COPD; it is designed to update and refresh their knowledge and know how. 

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The Dementia Interpreter course will allow you to begin to learn the language of dementia, and truly understand how communication can change for people living with dementia.

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This session is designed to equip delegates with an awareness of domestic abuse, and their responsibilities in the wake of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021

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Please note that The Training Hub are unable to provide funding for these courses and they will need to be funded by your practice/PCN or self-funded. There are some free courses, and prices start from as low as £10.

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This session is for experienced flu vaccination programme immunisers.

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This is a comprehensive in-depth resource on frailty in older people.  It is aimed at health and social care professionals who provide care and services for older people living with frailty.

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This CPD course is suitable for frontline workers supporting those impacted by suicide working in Hertfordshire and West Essex.

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The Hertfordshire and West Essex ICS Training Hub have set up a collaborative research forum. We are keen for all clinicians and/or practices to be part of this forum.

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This one day session will provide evidence based advise and understanding regarding infection control and prevention.

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This comprehensive program is tailored for experienced Practice Nurses, ANP’s, ENP’s, Paramedics, and Pharmacists who seek to enhance their proficiency in this vital area.

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This comprehensive two-day course serves as an invaluable introduction to menopause care within the primary care setting. Understanding menopause,

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For the ECF 24/25, each practice must nominate a ‘Reducing Harm from Medicines’ Champion who will be required to attend 2 hours of training provided by PMOT on deprescribing/overprescribing/IMPACT tool.

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Managing Pressure at Work and Sustainable Behaviour In this interactive session, the need to be able to effectively manage pressure in the workplace will be explained.

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Interactive online learning ‘ECHO’ networks for health and social care professionals who deliver end of life care to share knowledge on relevant topics, bringing together communities of practice with a shared goal. From Marie Curie.

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The Health and Wellbeing Subgroup are running monthly menopause awareness sessions, one for staff and one for managers.

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This three-day course runs from Monday to Wednesday and comprises seminars on the assessment and management of minor illness.

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This three-day course runs from Monday to Wednesday and comprises seminars on the assessment and management of minor illness. Practical, focussed and intensive, it covers all the important facts.

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The Nmic Diploma course begins with a Seminar Week, which can be taken in two modules: see Clinical Skills and Pharmacology. This is followed by six months of clinical practice supervised by a mentor

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Training for: PCN staff including GP’s: Opportunity to practice basic suicide prevention skills in a psychologically safe setting (Risk assessment / formulation and safety planning)

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Are you a GP, Nurse, Pharmacy Professional, or other healthcare professional looking to improve your knowledge on UTIs? If yes, then join us as we discuss the treatment and prevention of acute UTIs in different patient groups.

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The final session of four events to support NW primary care practitioners with safe practice & knowledge of the GP indemnity scheme.

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Our Interprofessional Programme for qualified Nurses, Midwives, Pharmacists, and Allied Health Professionals is designed to develop the skills, knowledge and attributes required for safe, appropriate, and cost-effective prescribing practice.

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The new Oliver McGowan training on Learning Disability and Autism is being rolled out across health and social care in Hertfordshire and west Essex.

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Please see below a list of Hospice's across Hertfordshire and West Essex which offer an education programme. Please use the links under each hospice to find out more.

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Skills training for taking venous blood samples from the arm.

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Monthly IPC and COVID guidance update webinars

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This 15-minute course aims to provide education and raise awareness of vulval cancer.

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SAGE & THYME is a research-based communication skills session that provides person-centred support to someone with emotional concerns using the SAGE & THYME structure.

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You are invited to this hybrid in-person and MS Teams educational event covering topics such as STIs, management of sexual health conditions and HIV updates, including networking stands from Hertfordshire health organisations

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This Spirometry Interactive Blended Online Learning Package including ARTP assessment access course is designed for healthcare professionals who are responsible for performing, recording and interpreting spirometry in adults, or a combination of these.

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Course fee: Fully funded*, and only available for providers within the Herts & West Essex Integrated Care System

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ZSA's FREE online training courses teach you the skills and confidence to have a potentially life-saving conversation with someone you’re worried about.

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