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© The Author(s) 2018. This short essay supports the growing role of paramedics in the clinical and academic workforce. We present a commentary of recent draft consultations by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in England that set out how the role of paramedics may be evolving to assist with the changing demands on the clinical workforce. Using these consultations as a basis, we extend their recommendations and suggest that the profession should also lead the academically driven evaluation of these new roles.

Original publication

DOI

10.1177/1355819618768357

Type

Journal article

Journal

Journal of Health Services Research and Policy

Publication Date

01/01/2018

Volume

23

Pages

193 - 195