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Paramedic to PC

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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.


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

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

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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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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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