Paramedics

Community paramedics are employed by a single General Practice or by a Primary Care Network (PCN) – they can work at a variety of levels depending on experience and education.

This role involves collaborating and supporting community healthcare services and GPs. Paramedics provide exceptional care to patients, often with long-term medical conditions. Often Paramedics work independently to deliver treatment to patients with complex medical and social issues. They also support patients in self-managing their care and treatment.   

Training Requirements

To become a community paramedic you must become a qualified paramedic. You will need to complete an approved full time degree in paramedic science or an apprenticeship degree. Upon completion you can register as a Health and Care Professions council and become a qualified paramedic.  You’ll also need to have a full, manual driving licence.

Community paramedics or paramedic in primary care training can begin following 3-5 years experience – further information on the training can be found here.


The College of Paramedics has the latest information of how to become a paramedic.

News and Resources

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Pitstop Diabetes Update Course – Open to ARRS Clinical roles

Open to any ARRS clinical staff including Pharmacists, Paramedics, Physician Associate, Pharmacy Technician, Nurse Associate & Advanced Clinical Practitioners. Please submit the details requested below to obtain a code. This 4-hour programme has been developed to update healthcare professionals who deliver the essential primary care services for people with type 2 diabetes and non-diabetic hyperglycaemia….

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Pitstop Foundation Level Diabetes Course -Open to ARRS Clinical Pharmacists, Paramedics and Physician Associates

After the initial scoping and allocations for this piece of work, this is now open to any ARRS clinical staff including Pharmacists, Paramedics, Physician Associate, Pharmacy Technician, Nurse Associate & Advanced Clinical Practitioners. Please submit the details requested below to obtain a code. This 3-day multidisciplinary diabetes foundation course focuses on the core diabetes services…