Our Paramedics and Technicians operate to JRCALC standards and are all Enhanced Checked with the Criminal Records Bureau. Our Paramedics are all registered with the Health Professionals Council, the only register of Paramedics in the UK.
The Health Professions Council is a statutory regulator that works to protect the health and well-being of people using the services of health professionals. They only register Paramedics who meet their standards for their professional skills, behaviour and health. Each Registered Paramedic is issued with a PA Number, by asking for an individual PA number you can check its holder’s validity by accessing the HP Check web site at www.hpcheck.org, select Paramedic from the drop-down list and enter the number in the second box.
Institute of Health and Care Development is part of the EDEXCEL Organisation and provides Awarding Body services for the Ambulance Service Association. The awards are the training standard for those employed by NHS Ambulance Services, and are operated throughout the United Kingdom. The IHCD Paramedic award entitles holders to entry onto the State Register for Paramedics held and operated by the Health Professions Council. There is currently no register of Ambulance Technicians, although this is under consideration.
Ambulance Scotland Staff Policy
It is the policy of Ambulance Scotland to create and maintain a safe working environment to protect the health and wellbeing of staff, patients and clients. We will conduct our operations in such a way to safeguard the general public. To reduce, as far as reasonably practicable, impact on the environment through the safe disposal of any waste.
All personnel will contribute to this policy by accepting responsibility to work safely, adhering to all rules, using protective equipment provided and maintaining a safe working environment.
Clinical Governance is directed by our company Doctor and is managed by our full time Clinical Manager, an experienced HPC Paramedic. Driving Standards are maintained by our in-house Driving Assessor and we have in place full clinical and driving incident reporting and investigation procedures.
We are able to integrate local protocols and clinical directives through training, advice and guidance ensuring a seamless quality of care to end users.
All our staff are Enhanced CRB checked and we are ready for the implementation of the new Independent Safeguard Authority regulations. We hold copies of all relevant clinical qualifications and operate minimum standard recruitment and on going driving licence checks.