16821 - Training, prehospital EMS Practice

I wish to request information pertaining to the standards/levels of regular training your trust provides for your clinical staff to maintain proficiency in pre-hospital EMS practice. 

I specifically wish to know if you provide time to train to maintain competence and if so, what you provide and what allowances you afford them (x amount in hours, regular paid time, unpaid but trust organised, no provision, etc). I’d also like to know what kind of maintenance training you provide for staff (classroom, practical, simulation, etc). This only relates to normal frontline staff, not HART or other specialist groups. I’d also like to know how regular maintenance training is organised, e.g. trust team organises provisions, done at a local/regional level by mentors, etc.

 

  • Reference:
    16821
  • Response:

    I wish to request information pertaining to the standards/levels of regular training your trust provides for your clinical staff to maintain proficiency in pre-hospital EMS practice. 

    I specifically wish to know if you provide time to train to maintain competence and if so, what you provide and what allowances you afford them (x amount in hours, regular paid time, unpaid but trust organised, no provision, etc). I’d also like to know what kind of maintenance training you provide for staff (classroom, practical, simulation, etc). This only relates to normal frontline staff, not HART or other specialist groups. I’d also like to know how regular maintenance training is organised, e.g. trust team organises provisions, done at a local/regional level by mentors, etc.

    The Trust has a professional update programme that runs over 2 days that all staff are required to undertake which includes any clinical updates, learning from incidents and any changes that have occurred since the last update programme. There is also an online package of statutory and mandatory training which includes the national NHS requirements, and at the moment that includes fire safety, dementia, safeguarding etc.

    We centrally identify content with the clinical team and then train local educators who deliver the programme. Staff are rostered to undertake Professional Updates.

  • Area:
    Trust wide
  • Category:
    Training
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