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:

Have you ever been in a situation where you want to challenge someone’s behaviour - but you didn’t know how to do it or what to say?

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Providing the opportunity to challenge and critically analyse your professional practice and to achieve the learning and development required for you to achieve your scope of practice as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner

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As a common long-term respiratory condition, effective healthcare management and self-management of asthma, is fundamental in supporting children and young people to achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives.

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This one day conference is for GPs, Practice Nurses, Allied Health Professionals and anyone interested in allergy within general practice.

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This course covers the essential models of assertiveness and influencing, and provides a strong insight into the dynamics of one-to-one interactions.

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For nurses, doctors and allied professionals working in a primary care setting who need to develop and enhance their head to toe assessment skills of a presenting child (not neonates).

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New series of upcoming funded training, which is available to Healthcare Professionals across the UK.

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These monthly online asthma refreshers are designed for health and care professionals who manage people with asthma, wish to refresh their skills and implement quality improvement initiatives.

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These sessions are those who would like to update their knowledge and skills in basic life support and using a defibrillator as well as the management of anaphylaxis.

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It is the largest gathering of general practice HCPs from within London and the South-East, and it is FREE to attend! Now over 2,000 HCPs registered to attend.

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This half day course is for HCAs, Assistant Practitioners and other practice staff who would like to understand more about blood tests and their results.

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

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This update is only suitable for healthcare professionals who have already completed immunisation/vaccination training.

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

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This is a course in mindfulness and emotional intelligence based on a Stanford University Master's Degree Course and delivered by Dr Lia Jacob.

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This virtual one day masterclass will focus on how to mentor and coach staff and will look at different stages of mentoring and coaching as well as the phases within each.

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When preparing for a CQC inspection a whole team approach is required.  It is not only the responsibility of the Practice or Registered Manager.

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This training is a 2-hour session about understanding dementia aimed at all staff and volunteers wanting to know more about dementia.

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This training is a 2-hour session about understanding dementia aimed at all staff and volunteers wanting to know more about dementia.

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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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Update your diabetes skills and share best practice with this CPD accredited course

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This Diabetes Reducing Cardiovascular Risk Level 7 module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of diabetes.

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The aim of this half day, face to face workshop, is to provide HCAs, AHPs, Paramedics and Clinical Pharmacists with the knowledge and skills they require to undertake foot checks on patients with diabetes.

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Develop safe practice in diagnostic and examination skills for ear care in an area that attracts a high level of litigation. Includes an hands on workshop in ear irrigation (syringing).

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This conference has been instigated and organised by the East of England Diabetes Clinical Network, with support from Lynn Dorsett, Diabetes Network Manager, central Norfolk

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This half-day course has been meticulously crafted to empower Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) and other unregistered staff with the essential knowledge and skills required for proficient ECG recording.

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This training has been developed as part of the NHS England Respiratory Long Term Plan Breathlessness Management workstream, to support colleagues with easily accessible education around non-pharmacological self-management support for people living with chronic breathlessness.

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This course is aimed at any health care professional who wants to develop a leading role in the delivery and management of services for people with asthma and their families.

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This multi-professional course focuses upon the assessment and management of the individual with, or at risk of developing, diabetes and its precursor, metabolic syndrome.

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Our Severe Asthma course supports the development of further knowledge regarding the diagnosis, treatment and management of severe asthma.

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This Essentials of Asthma course is aimed at learners who are new to working with asthma patients and would like an overview of the disease, diagnosis, and management.

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This Essentials of COPD course is aimed at learners who are new to working with COPD patients and would like an overview of the disease, diagnosis, and management.

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This Essentials of Diabetes course is aimed at learners who are new to working with diabetes patients and would like an overview of the disease, diagnosis, and management.

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Trent Conference Center, Unit 1, Easter Park, Lenton Lane. Nottingham, NG7 2PX

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The training will cover all aspects of immunisation practice in line with PHEs Immunisation Training Standards for Healthcare Practitioners tailored to the context of General Practice.

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A series of 90-minute sessions exploring the impact, diagnosis, and management of Heart Failure in the UK, each with an ‘ask the expert’ opportunity

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Conversations training for line managers, peers and those with caring responsibilities for staff

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This two day foundation course follows the guidelines of the National Minimum Standards for Registered Healthcare Practitioners (2018) for immunisation training.

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If you only deliver Flu vaccines, Occupational health or adult vaccines, these bespoke update courses may be more appropriate for you. Please note New immunsiers' (2-day) Foundation (one-off) course must have been completed previously.

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The International Practitioner Health Summit 2024 will focus on a new hope for workforce wellbeing and solutions for the future.

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The Women’s Health Conference is designed for primary care healthcare professionals to gain a comprehensive insight into identified clinical issues that uniquely affect women and women’s health.

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This half-day workshop delivered online for Practice Nurses, Nursing Associates and AHP’s working in primary care.

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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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Welcome to our focused half-day course on 'Intrauterine Contraception Counselling and Removal,' a comprehensive training designed for clinicians seeking to deepen their understanding and skills in the safe management of IUC (Intrauterine Contraception).

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Designed specifically for Registered Nurses and Allied Health Professionals new to immunisation practice, this course provides essential training on the national immunisation schedules for both adults and children.

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This study day is for nurses and Allied Health Professional who wish to gain practical skills and an understanding of the care of patients with asthma.

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To help raise awareness of developments in and up to date information about the menopause and perimenopause.

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The course aims to enable you to obtain the knowledge and skills needed to perform wound care and remove sutures/staples.

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Our regional virtual, bitesize events aim to support leadership wellbeing and enable leaders to connect, recover, renew and respond to the ongoing demands of leading within challenging times.

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Beds & Herts LMC and Herts & West Essex ICB invite primary care colleagues in Hertfordshire and West Essex to the following FREE Safeguarding webinars, contributing to level 3 training requirements.

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Hertfordshire and West Essex ICB will be offering a FREE Lunch and Learn webinar on “Firearms” on Thursday the 29th of February 2024 at 1pm for one hour.

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Do you work in Primary Care and want to learn more about the NHSE Diabetes Prevention Programme? If so, please keep reading!

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This session looks at what needs to be covered in an Asthma, COPD, Heart Failure review, for GPs, Nurses and AHP’s

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Primary care teams continue to work tirelessly in their communities to provide high quality care and support for their patients.

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Register to access all education and training on the Macmillan Cancer Support Learning Hub for free! Education and training for health and social care professionals.. Sign up today!

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The aim of the module is to develop a critical understanding and perspective in relation to the management of complex health needs both at the individual and population levels across a range of community care settings.

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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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BBO Training Ltd are excited to extend an invitation to you for our 'Men's Health Update Day' on 9th May, featuring the popular lecturer Dr. Tamara Cunningham. 

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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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This two-day course runs from Thursday to Friday and comprises seminars on the pharmacology and research evidence relevant to minor illness management.

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After the seminar week, you may wish to study for the Nmic Minor Illness Diploma at an additional cost of £720.

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The NHS England Leadership Academy has ongoing events and opportunities available. Please click on the links below for more information

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This module explains how to apply the principles of evidence based practice to the patient with an acute illness - and how to avoid (or at least, be aware of) some of the pitfalls.

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This newly updated NMIC Masterclass provides case-based studies and quizzes to test your knowledge of the important changes to the management of infections in primary care over the last five years.

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The main focus of this NMIC Masterclass is Paediatrics. We have an interactive e-learning, self-paced programme qualifying for 3 hours of CPD and including an update for Independent Prescribers.

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This 1 day update course is designed for all non-medical prescribers to develop and maintain safe and effective prescribing practice.

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Our Non-Medical Prescribing course prepares you to prescribe medicines from the British National Formulary (BNF) in your area of competence.

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Our Interprofessional Programme designed to develop the skills, knowledge and attributes required for safe, appropriate, and cost-effective prescribing practice within the context of their specialist professional roles and the legislative and professional frameworks that govern their specific role.

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On March 1st the North Thames Genomic Medicine Service will be hosting an all day hybrid showcase event to celebrate genomics work across the region.

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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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A flexible route to NHSE recognition as a Paramedic First Contact Practitioner (FCP) in Primary Care

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Monthly IPC and COVID guidance update webinars

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This course is aimed at any healthcare professional who participates in the assessment, management and delivery of care for people with or at risk of developing diabetes.

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

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This one-day course on Sexual Health in Primary Care is tailored for Nurses, Nurse Associates, Pharmacists, and Allied Health Professionals working within General Practice.

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HEART UK and Health Innovation East are pleased to invite all health care professionals and colleagues working in the NHS to an in-person event focused on cholesterol.

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Accredited by the University of Hertfordshire, this undergraduate-level short course is ideal for those looking to further develop both practical skills and clinical knowledge.

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The Tackling the Complexity of Managing Heart Failure Short Course allows the acquisition of both practical skills and clinical knowledge necessary to manage the complex needs of patients and carers from the early diagnostic phase through to end of life

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The conference aims to bring current and aspiring Caldicott Guardians together to understand current issues and the national context.

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This diverse course covering all areas of palliative and end of life care will be delivered over seven days from May to December 2023 with an impact day being held in March 2024.

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This course will enable students to develop as leaders in the delivery of person centred care and the progression of research, skills and knowledge in relation to the care and management of the person with dementia and their family.

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This two-day face-to-face Minor Illness course is aimed at Nurses and AHPs.

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This event will be delivered online and is suitable for Healthcare Professionals who are involved in the management of people with type 2 diabetes.

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This well established and respected two day course allows the candidate a chance to fully understand routine haematology and biochemistry results.

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HEE have partnered with three of our regional Higher Education Institutes, linked to our medical schools, to develop and provide face-to-face teaching on the academic basis of educational supervision that supports the trainer in the areas of supervision they expected to provide.

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This half day session aims to provide healthcare workers with the theoretical/practical skills and knowledge required to safely fit and change pessaries.

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The 2024 Women’s Health Conference aims to provide primary care healthcare professionals with a thorough understanding of clinical issues that specifically impact women’s health.

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This free event, providing up to 12 hours of CPD accreditation, is a must-attend event for healthcare professionals serious about reducing inequalities in healthcare services and treatment for women.

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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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Nurses and AHPs who work within Primary Care within the Hertfordshire and West Essex area are eligible to apply for this funding from their local training hubs.

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