South East Clinical Senates

Independent, clinical and strategic advice for health systems in the south east

Durham Dales Paramedic Skill-Mix Review

The Senate was asked to provide an independent clinical evaluation on the impact of changes in skill mix of ambulance crews covering the rural Durham Dales answering the question ‘For people in the Durham Dales area, is there any difference in terms of patient care and outcome between an ambulance service staffed by a paramedic with an Emergency Care Assistant (ECA), and one staffed by two paramedics?’

Clinical Senate

Northern England

Status:

Complete

Date:

Dec-14

Types of Work:

Clinical Review

Theme

Urgent & Emergency Care

Policy / Documentation

No

Specialised Commissioning

No

STP / ACS Development Plans

No

Urgent & Emergency Care

yes

Multiple Clinical Services

No

Children & Maternity

No

Cardiac

No

Stroke & Vascular

No

Mental Health

No

Respiratory

No

MSK

No

ENT

No

Community Services/ Hubs

No

Diagnostics / Hubs

No

Primary Care

No

Public Health

No

Care Planning

No

Communications

No

Workforce

No

Link to web page or report

http://www.nesenate.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Northern-Clinical-Senate-Final-confirmed-June-2015.pdf