London Ambulance Service has launched a new paramedic apprenticeship programme which hopes to make gaining a degree in paramedicine more accessible for staff.
The nationally accredited programme, starting at LAS this week, will see 40 existing staff members, including Emergency Ambulance Crew (EACs) and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), gain a degree and eligibility for Heath Care and Professional Council (HCPC) registration within two years.
Bernadette Brennann, an Emergency Ambulance Crew who recently enrolled on the programme, said:
“It’s such a great opportunity to be able to develop my medical knowledge and clinical skills, while still working shifts and getting further frontline experience.
“I’m so excited to be able to qualify as a paramedic and continue to care for patients the best way that I can.”
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