The Lincolnshire pilot commenced at Spilsby in April and is funded by Health Education England and has now begun to be rolled out to other areas such as ourselves. If it is agreed that you need to be seen that same day, it is possible you will be assessed and treated by one of the Specialist Paramedics.
The Specialist Paramedics project is a welcome deployment of resources where 90% of NHS care is delivered – in out-of-hospital settings. It is also the opportunity for health professionals to understand each others’ roles better, break down the ‘silo’ working practices of individual components of the health service, and build trusting inter-professional relationships. The net result is to benefit you, our patients.