Paramedics Australasia President Ian Patrick today addressed delegates at the Australian Health Care Reform Alliance (AHCRA) National Health Reform Summit in Canberra.

Ian outlined the nature of contemporary paramedic practice and the opportunities to contribute to greater access and equity in out-of-hospital health care through the mobilisation of a registered paramedic workforce. Delegates drawn from across many health professions agreed that registration of “the forgotten health profession” was an important health reform initiative.