Setting the scene for paramedics in general practice: what can we expect?

Setting the scene for paramedics in general practice: what can we expect? Commentary Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine; 2018, Vol. 111(6) 195–198 DOI: 10.1177/0141076818769416 Setting the scene for paramedics in general practice: what can we expect? 1 2 2 3 Kamal R Mahtani , Georgette Eaton , Matthew Catterall and Alice Ridley Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 2JD, UK Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development, Faculty of Health and Life Science, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford OX3 0BP, UK The Doctors House, Marlow Medical Group, Buckinghamshire SL7 1DN, UK Corresponding author: Kamal R Mahtani. Email: kamal.mahtani@phc.ox.ac.uk Primary care services in England may be reaching sat- service, such as using specialist paramedics to attend uration point. Demands to see a general practitioner or to patients calling 999 with apparent minor injuries or practice nurse have increased substantially. Clinical illness following call-taker triage. But innovations by complexity has also increased; patients are living paramedics are increasingly being recognised in other longer, but with more multimorbidity. These demands arenas. This is partly because of the expectation that are mirrored by a decline in the General Practice work- a paramedic can provide generalist care as an autono- force, despite political pledges http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine SAGE

Setting the scene for paramedics in general practice: what can we expect?

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SAGE Publications
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0141-0768
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10.1177/0141076818769416
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Commentary Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine; 2018, Vol. 111(6) 195–198 DOI: 10.1177/0141076818769416 Setting the scene for paramedics in general practice: what can we expect? 1 2 2 3 Kamal R Mahtani , Georgette Eaton , Matthew Catterall and Alice Ridley Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 2JD, UK Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development, Faculty of Health and Life Science, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford OX3 0BP, UK The Doctors House, Marlow Medical Group, Buckinghamshire SL7 1DN, UK Corresponding author: Kamal R Mahtani. Email: kamal.mahtani@phc.ox.ac.uk Primary care services in England may be reaching sat- service, such as using specialist paramedics to attend uration point. Demands to see a general practitioner or to patients calling 999 with apparent minor injuries or practice nurse have increased substantially. Clinical illness following call-taker triage. But innovations by complexity has also increased; patients are living paramedics are increasingly being recognised in other longer, but with more multimorbidity. These demands arenas. This is partly because of the expectation that are mirrored by a decline in the General Practice work- a paramedic can provide generalist care as an autono- force, despite political pledges

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Published: Jun 1, 2018

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