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.
Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Join the discussion
The comments below are member-generated and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of EMS1.com or its staff. If you cannot see comments, try disabling privacy and ad blocking plugins in your browser. All comments must comply with our Member Commenting Policy.
EMS1 Top 5
- 10 things paramedic students need to know about new NREMT exam
- Bill to make interfering with firefighters on EMS calls a crime
- Off-duty Ore. firefighters to start responding to cardiac calls with AEDs
- Police: EMS provider fell asleep before fatal ambulance crash
- Ga. firefighter-paramedic shot 14 times returns to duty