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MedicLuke

Paramedic to PC

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MedicLuke

Hi All

I'm considering applying to join the police. I am currently a Paramedic and have worked for the ambulance service for the last 6 years but am now considering a change.

Does anyone know of any other paramedics that have done the same and kept their paramedic registration or is it a conflict of interest?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks

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Guest

Don't you need to show ongoing professional competence annually to retain HCPC registration?

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MedicLuke

Yes. I was considering keeping a bank contract with my current employer and doing the odd shift when I can.


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ASCO

Hi Luke,

I have a friend who's a PC and was previously a medic, he does bank shifts in order to keep his medic title but he had to negotiate these with the force he applied for.

I don't think it's very common but it's certainly possible. 

 

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ParochialYokal

I seem to recall when reading about eligibility for being a Special that individuals whom are a Paramedic must get permission from their Trust to be eligible.

Within that context, the same principle might a relevant consideration in this context.

I am not sure where you are from, but the British Transport Police trained a number of Officers to EMT standard in order to respond to incidents expediently on the Underground. I wonder whether if you were considering the move from Paramedic to PC whether BTP might be a force that would be more supportive of you being allowed to ‘moonlight’ as a Paramedic in order to retain your professional registration?

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I have actually known quite a few people do this (it was in London). Like people say it would depend on the force but I can't see how this is a conflict of interest, 

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blakey

ive known people who done a change, have you thought of being a special first ?? maybe get a taste of policing ?

 

good luck with your application once you apply,

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XA84

As others have mentioned I would advise you to contact the force in question that you are applying to and clarify directly with them. I'm unsure as to the rules with the NHS but nearly all UK forces now have business interest policies which bar you from engaging and working with other business. 

Best of luck with your application! 

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