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Paramedics as cervical smear sample takers

There has been a recent change in legislation for Paramedics working in Primary care. Where it forms part of their role, they are now eligible to be trained to undertake training to become cervical sample takers.

Visit our Cervical Screening/Smear page here for training.

Independent Prescribing

Visit our IP/NMP page here.

Funded FCP Modules

You can find out more about First Contact Practitioner training here.


Health Education England worked in partnership with the College of Paramedics to develop new sessions in the Public Health for Paramedics module. The module itself provides an introduction to the principles and practice of Public Health, designed to equip paramedics with the knowledge and understanding which will enable them to contribute more effectively to the Public Health agenda. 


The new sessions focuses on Health Protection – Toxidrome and Infectious Disease. 


Existing sessions include: 

  • Introduction to Public Health 
  • Health Protection 
  • Health Promotion 
  • Wider Determinants of Health 
  • Healthcare Public Health 
  • Social Prescribing 

 This CPD module will be useful for experienced paramedics, students or assistant practitioners. The interactive, online sessions can be accessed on a variety of mobile devices and take approximately 20 minutes to complete.    


To register for this elearning module, or for more information, please visit the Paramedics programme page.   


For more information, please visit the Paramedics programme page.

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) worked in partnership with the College of Paramedics to develop 2 new sessions in the Long Term Conditions for Paramedics module. The module has been developed to support paramedics knowledge and skills in treating and managing long term conditions. 

The new sessions are Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Heart Failure. 


Existing sessions include, but are not limited to 

  • Asthma 
  • Diabetes 
  • Epilepsy 
  • Heart Failure 
  • Living with Stroke 
  • Why Falls and Frailty Matter 

This CPD module will be useful for experienced paramedics, students or assistant practitioners. The interactive, online sessions can be accessed on a variety of mobile devices and take approximately 20 minutes to complete. 

MindEd is a free educational resource for mental health support and its “Blue Light” modules are now available in the Paramedics elearning programme. The resource aims to enhance the physical and mental wellbeing of emergency responders, who experience stress and trauma as a result of their jobs.  


Blue Light modules include:  

  • Top Tips for Blue Light Managers and Team Leaders  
  • Top Tips for Blue Light Team Members 
  • Blue Light Services Building Staff Psychosocial Resilience and Wellbeing 

Learn more about the top tips by visiting the Top Tips for Blue Light Staff page in the MindEd website. 

The Blue Light Services Building Staff Psychosocial Resilience and Wellbeing resource was developed to help learners identify colleagues who are struggling, and offer advice to better support one another and manage early distress. 

Blue Light modules were written by leading experts from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, in collaboration with the College of Paramedics and representatives from the Police and Fire Services. 

How can I access the Paramedics elearning programme? 

For more information and to register for the elearning  programme, please visit the Paramedics programme page. 

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Paramedics in general practice guidance

Working with Health Education England we have published guidance which describes the scope of practice of paramedics working in general practice. This document is aimed at general practices and ambulance services to improve understanding of the roles and responsibilities of general practice paramedics. It includes information on education/development needs, supervision requirements and the differences between enhanced, first contact and advanced levels of practice.

Paramedic Role Comparison

This document helps to explain the differing levels of paramedic in primary care and compare core clinical duties

HEE launches new roadmap for paramedic careers

Health Education England has developed a new pathway to help paramedics advance their careers.
The ‘roadmap to practice’ outlines the skills and attributes needed to help paramedics become first contact practitioners (FCPs) or advanced practitioners (APs).

View the full Roadmap here.

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Russell Murray

Primary Care Clinical Advisor (Paramedic)