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Regulation and registration of New Zealand paramedics approaches

By Sean Thompson Caveat The author, Paramedics Australasia’s New Zealand Chapter, and the New Zealand Paramedic Registration Working Group have met with various participants and authorities on the issue of paramedic registration and regulation. This article is based on formal and informal communications and is correct to our best knowledge at the time of writing […]

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New office holders elected for Northern Territory Chapter

At the Darwin ACM and National Registration session on 19 September 2016, new office holders were elected for the Northern Territory Chapter of PA. Congratulations to the new team: Jeff Buteux – Chair, Paul Pulleine – Secretary and Kenton Winsley – Treasurer. Following the ACM an informative national registration information session was held with presentations […]

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New Zealand Ambulance Services face a Funding Crisis

New Zealand’s two ambulance services are facing a funding crisis. St John Ambulance and Wellington Free Ambulance have recently completed their annual fundraising drives and both still face huge budget shortfalls as government funding fails to keep up with the growing demand for paramedic care. Sean Thompson, the Chair of the New Zealand chapter of […]

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Paramedic Registration in New Zealand: Where are we up to?

Paramedic Registration in New Zealand: Where are we up to? By Sean Thompson – Chair Paramedics Australasia (NZ) and member of New Zealand Paramedic Registration Working Group CAVEAT This article is based on formal and informal communications between the author, Paramedics Australasia’s New Zealand chapter, the New Zealand Paramedic Registration Working Group, Ambulance New Zealand, Health […]

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An evening visiting ambulance services around the globe

The PA Victoria Chapter hosted a great CPD event on Monday 22 August at Victoria University in Footscray. The event, with Alan Eade as the MC, greatly engaged the student sector. Sixty members shared the experiences of intrepid student paramedics and paramedics who worked in ambulance services across America, South Africa, Vanuatu, Israel and London. […]

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