ASM recipients – 2017 Queens Birthday Honours
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ASM recipients – 2017 Queens Birthday Honours

Congratulations to the following recipients of the Ambulance Service Medal in the Queens Birthday 2017 Honours List: Queensland Colin Allen (Chair, PA Queensland Chapter) Catherine Dunstan Peter Fiechtner Robert Medlin. South Australia Maryanne Elsby David Long Gary Wyld. Australian Capital Territory Michael Abigail. For full details, visit https://www.gg.gov.au/queens-birthday-2017-honours-list  

PA past secretary Les Hotchin awarded OAM
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PA past secretary Les Hotchin awarded OAM

Past PA Secretary, Lesley (Les) Hotchin, has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal in the Queens Birthday 2017 Honours List. Les was awarded the OAM for service to emergency response organisations and to the community. Les served as PA’s National Secretary from 2000 until 2014, and was awarded Life Membership in 2012. Les’ many achievements and...

PA President Peter Hartley appointed to Ambulance and Paramedic Industry Reference Committee
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PA President Peter Hartley appointed to Ambulance and Paramedic Industry Reference Committee

Paramedics Australasia is delighted that the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has announced that President Peter Hartley has been appointed to the Ambulance and Paramedic Industry Reference Committee (IRC) following a review process of the structure and membership of the reference committee. The AISC acknowledged the extensive interest in the Ambulance and Paramedic IRC...

AHPRA – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS closes 29 May
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AHPRA – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS closes 29 May

Calls for nominations and expressions of interest to the inaugural Paramedicine Board of Australia (to be established) close Monday 29 May 2017. The composition of the national Paramedicine Board of Australia will be made up of nine members: six practitioner members and three community members (community members cannot be a current or former paramedic). More information about the...

new zealand government announces ambulance funding
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new zealand government announces ambulance funding

Sean Thomson, Chair of the PA New Zealand Chapter, has issued a media statement congratulating the New Zealand government on making a first step towards full funding of ambulance services with its announcement to fund St John an additional $59.2 million dollars to achieve double crewing by 2021. In the media statement released yesterday, Sean said, “New...

PAIC 2017 update
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PAIC 2017 update

What’s new in the conference program? An update from PA’s National Registration Working Group Australian Resuscitation Council Q&A Australian Pre-hospital Emergency Health Research Forum. Check out the preliminary program, available online now. Early bird registration Register for the paramedic conference of the year and take advantage of early-bird registration (closes 2 October). Submission of abstracts close 16 June Are you considering submitting...

Australasian Journal of Paramedicine Vol 14, No. 2, 2017 out now
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Australasian Journal of Paramedicine Vol 14, No. 2, 2017 out now

The Australasian Journal of Paramedicine (AJP) is the official open access, peer-reviewed, international journal of Paramedics Australasia, the national professional association for paramedics in Australasia. Volume 14, No. 2, 2017 is now published. Click on the links below to access articles. Editorial Moving closer to paramedic ACS rule-out in the field Marc Colbeck Pre-hospital healthcare...

ahpra call for nominations and expressions of interest to inaugural Paramedicine Board Of australia
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ahpra call for nominations and expressions of interest to inaugural Paramedicine Board Of australia

AHPRA (the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) is calling for nominations and expressions of interest to the inaugural Paramedicine Board of Australia (to be established). The composition of the national Paramedicine Board of Australia will be made up of nine members: six practitioner members and three community members (community members cannot be a current or former paramedic)....

AHPRA implementation for the regulation of paramedics
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AHPRA implementation for the regulation of paramedics

The recent implementation by AHPRA (the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) of a dedicated webpage for the regulation of paramedics under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme is another significant development on the progressive road to registration for Australian paramedics. This introductory page provided by AHPRA offers important formative information and resources to assist prospective...

AHPRA implementation: Regulation of paramedics under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme
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AHPRA implementation: Regulation of paramedics under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme

PA President, Peter Hartley and PA’s National Registration Working Group are pleased to inform members that AHPRA (the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) has launched a new webpage – Regulation of Paramedics Under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. The webpage includes information about the scheme and the regulation of paramedics, and sets out the implementation...