UK paramedics sent to emergency calls without ambulances

Under the new 'clinical response model' an ambulance will only be called if the paramedic at the scene deems it necessary


By Kiran Randhawa
The Evening Standard

LONDON — Lone paramedics are to be sent without an ambulance to the "vast majority" of 999 calls under plans revealed today.

The scheme, designed to ease pressure on A&E departments, will see more patients treated at the scene of accidents or at home instead of at hospital.

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