Ambulance Service welcomes decision to enable paramedic prescribing

Julian Mark, Chair of the National Ambulance Service Medical Directors’ Group, on behalf of the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE) said today:

AACE welcomes the decision to allow paramedics to prescribe independently. This will enable advanced paramedics who work in appropriate settings to give patients the medicines they need to better manage their care.

It is a significant advancement for the paramedic profession and we thank NHS England, the College of Paramedics and the other healthcare organisations who have been involved behind the scenes to achieve this important milestone.