As the peak representative body for paramedics in the region, the Australasian College of Paramedicine (the College) undertakes consultation on the future direction of the profession. To ensure our members are able to have their say, in the coming months we will release four consultation papers covering paramedicine as a standalone profession, the clinical practice framework, professional practice programs, and the paramedic workforce.
The consultation papers are aimed at engaging with and soliciting input from College members, paramedics, paramedic students and stakeholders on these key issues via a corresponding online survey. The feedback gathered through the consultation process will be used to support the College in its efforts to advance paramedicine through advocacy with government and key stakeholders. Each paper will be released individually via electronic mail, social media and our website advocacy page.
The College is future-focused and committed to enhancing person-centred care through sustainable, evidence-based approaches and holistic, contemporary workforce initiatives that see paramedics and their unique capabilities recognised, valued, utilised, and appropriately funded across healthcare systems.
The first consultation paper, a “Paramedicine: Recognition as a standalone profession” , is framed within the context of the health workforce crisis facing both Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand and the need to look at the critical factors contributing to workforce barriers and consumer access.
The College welcomes your feedback and looks forward to collaboratively shaping the future of paramedicine in Australasia. If you have any questions or would like to contact the Advocacy Team about the consultation process or papers, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This consultation is now open, and will close at 5pm AEDT, Sunday 26 March
We recommend reading the consultation paper before completing the survey.