Paramedic practitioners work independently within their scope of practice in the community, to assess and manage patients presenting with acute presentations which include minor illness or injury, abdominal pains, chest pains and headaches.
Paramedics can support PCNs in responding to on the day demand by offering telephone triage or undertaking home visiting.
They can also support PCNs to improve access to care by seeing minor ailments and injuries in surgery. Paramedics can also support PCNs with the delivery of Enhanced Health in Care Homes
- Quick access to diagnosis, treatment, and advice in regard to minor ailments and injuries
- Receive the right care, first time – safely managed in their own homes or in the community.
Practice workload is supported by an extra generalist resource increasing capacity to provide the most appropriate response first time to 999 calls and providing proactive care within the community