College of Paramedics leads the way with first International Paramedics Day 


The College of Paramedics is proud to launch the first ever International Paramedics Day on 8th July 2022 to showcase the vital work done by paramedics, first responders and support staff in the UK and around the world. 

Watch our CEO Tracy Nicholls talking about the significance of this event in this short video.

You can also watch Tracy introducing our much-anticipated International Paramedics Day showreel in support of this year’s theme ‘Proud To Be A Paramedic.’ 
More on social media @ParamedicsDay and @ParamedicsUK
 


#ProudToBeAParamedic

Some of the College of Paramedics team share why they are #ProudToBeAParamedic below.

John Martin - President

Rory O'Connor - Chair of the Paramedic Council

Lewis Andrews - Chief Operating Officer

Lis Harris - Head of Professional Standards

Sarah Todd - Diversity, Equity and Belonging Manager

Julia Williams - Head of Research

Helen Beaumont-Waters - Head of Clinical Development for Primary and Urgent Care

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College of Paramedics to host Emergency Services Mental Health Symposium event for 2022

25/07/2022



In November 2021, senior leaders from the Emergency Service came together at the inaugural symposium hosted by the Royal Foundation to make a landmark commitment to adopt a uniform approach to supporting the mental health of their emergency responder workforce.

This year, the College of Paramedics, in collaboration with other emergency service organisations will be hosting the ‘one year on’ event. The 2022 symposium will be held on the 23rd and 24th of November at Silverstone Race Circuit. The event promises to be the highlight of the year in terms of supporting all of our 999 responders' mental health and wellbeing, and a unique opportunity to come together to showcase the progress that has been made since last November and the signing of the Mental Health at Work Commitment by all.

If you have any suggestions or experience of any wellbeing support work that you feel would be important to consider for inclusion in the programme for this symposium then please email all details to wellbeingsymposium@collegeofparamedics.co.uk. Similarly, if you would like to be the first to receive updates on this event you can also send an email to the same address.

The Success of International Paramedics Day 2022

25/07/2022



International Paramedics Day: What a day of celebration for paramedics, first responders and anyone working in pre-hospital care around the globe! We came together as one and told the world why we’re proud to be paramedics.

As well as celebrating the vital role that paramedics play in supporting people's mental and physical wellbeing, often in the most challenging of circumstances, the day itself was a chance to promote and raise awareness about the many different settings paramedics now work in including primary and secondary care, GP surgeries, research, education, military, offshore, helicopter emergency medical services and telephone triage systems.

With the help of our 40 partners, across 18 countries, International Paramedics Day became a buzzword on social media on July 8 as student paramedics, paramedics, first responders, ambulance trusts, higher education institutions and affiliated organisations from around the world joined forces to make the day a huge global success on social media.

There were celebrity endorsements from the likes of Love Island’s Dr Alex George, former Strictly star AJ Pritchard and new Health Secretary Steve Barclay, not to mention global media coverage from CNN, BBC, ITV, Sun Live New Zealand, Buzz Radio Texas, Star Weekly Australia and CBS.

The level of engagement we saw @ParamedicsUK on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter was unprecedented for the College and at one point #ProudToBeAParamedic and #InternationalParamedicsDay were both trending respectively in third and fourth position on Twitter.

And who can forget the blooper video from Luton paramedics, Dave Tamarro and Joe Cartwright as they tried to explain what it was like to do their jobs but were overcome with uncontrollable laughter. It was number one on the BBC and ITV video news pages.

None of this would have been possible, however, without your support and participation so THANK YOU. Our aim was always to make International Paramedics Day a real moment of pride and joy for the profession and hopefully, you’ll agree, we achieved that.

If you haven’t had a chance to look at all the amazing videos and images sent in from paramedics here in the UK and abroad then why not head to www.internationalparamedicsday.com and check them out while you still have time.

International Paramedics Day - An Update

25/04/2022

The posters have gone out, the partnership forms continue to pour in and the first ever International Paramedics Day draws ever closer.

Over 30 paramedic associations, higher education institutions and affiliated organsations from around the world have now joined us as partners for the event which takes place on July 8. As well as several UK ambulance trusts, AACE and TASC, we also have support from many different international organisations in countries including Kenya, Zimbabwe, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Our aim is that every year, on July 8, paramedics and first responders around the globe will be recognised and celebrated on International Paramedics Day for the tremendous work they do. It will also be a chance to promote and raise awareness about the many different settings paramedics now work in including primary and secondary care, GP surgeries, research, education, military, offshore, helicopter emergency medical services and telephone triage systems.

This year’s theme is ‘Proud to be a Paramedic' which we believe will resonate widely with students, paramedics and first responders around the world, regardless of which area of paramedicine they are working in. 

And as members of the College we want to hear why you are proud to be a paramedic – for example, by discussing or showcasing your proudest and most memorable moments in helping, supporting or caring for people. 

We would also like students to engage with the campaign and talk about the reasons you have chosen to become a paramedic and why you feel proud to have chosen a career in paramedicine.

With just over two months to go until the big day, we hope that we can count on your support for this event, that you will spread the word and participate in our video showreel and social media campaign. Let’s make July 8 a date to remember! 

Here’s how to get involved:
Contribute now to our International Paramedics Day showreel to help demonstrate the breadth of services that paramedics offer: Upload your photos and videos as soon as possible via www.internationalparamedicsday.com 
Share and engage with the content created by the College of Paramedics and international partners in the lead up to the event, and especially on July 8, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @ParamedicsDay
Create and promote your own content on social media
Use the hashtags #InternationalParamedics Day #ProudToBeAParamedic #IPD2022
Run your own mini-events and promotional activities and share the details with natasha.weale@collegeofparamedics.co.uk



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Proud to announce some of our new partners for International Paramedics Day 

18/03/2022


Proud to announce some of our new partners for International Paramedics Day

Last week, the College held two virtual meetings with our international partners to discuss the first ever International Paramedics Day which will take place later this year, on July 8.

We were delighted to see so many representatives from paramedic associations and affiliated organisations around the globe and were overwhelmed by the level of support and enthusiasm shown for the inaugural event. 

And today, we’re pleased to announce some of the organisations which will be partnering with us on International Paramedics Day including the Australasian College of Paramedicine, Te Kaunihera Manapou Paramedic Council in New Zealand and the Paramedic Association of Canada. Other countries including Nigeria, Denmark, America, Germany, Portugal and Switzerland have also pledged their backing for International Paramedics Day, and we’re hopeful this number will grow. 

July 8 was chosen for International Paramedics Day because this date marks the anniversary of the birth of Dominique Jean Larrey, the French military doctor who became Napoleon Bonaparte’s chief surgeon of the Grand Armee and the man often referred to as the 'father of modern-day ambulance services.'

As such, International Paramedics Day will be held annually to recognise and celebrate the vital role that paramedics and first responders play in supporting people's mental and physical wellbeing, often in the most challenging of circumstances. It will also be a chance to promote and raise awareness about the many different settings paramedics now work in including primary and secondary care, GP surgeries, research, education, military, offshore, helicopter emergency medical services and telephone triage systems.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘Proud to be a Paramedic' which we believe will resonate widely with students, paramedics and first responders around the world, regardless of which area of paramedicine they are working in. 

As members of the College, we hope that you will want to support this event and get involved by spreading the word and participating in our video show reel and social media campaign. 

We would like you, the members, and paramedics from all over the world to come together to demonstrate why you are proud to be a paramedic – for example, by discussing or showcasing your proudest and most memorable moments in helping, supporting or caring for people. 

We would also like students to engage with the campaign and talk about the reasons you have chosen to become a paramedic and why you feel proud to have chosen a career in paramedicine.

For more information about International Paramedics Day, please visit: International Paramedics Day (collegeofparamedics.co.uk)


Here’s how to get involved:
Contribute now to our International Paramedics Day show reel to help demonstrate the breadth of services that paramedics offer: Upload your photos and videos as soon as possible via www.internationalparamedicsday.com 
Share and engage with the content created by the College of Paramedics and international partners in the lead up to the event, and especially on July 8, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @ParamedicsDay
Create and promote your own content on social media
Use the hashtags #InternationalParamedics Day #ProudToBeAParamedic #IPD2022
Run your own mini-events and promotional activities and share the details with natasha.weale@collegeofparamedics.co.uk
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
  

College of Paramedics Leads the Way with First International Paramedics Day

28/01/2022


The College of Paramedics will be launching the first ever International Paramedics Day to recognise and celebrate the work that paramedics and first responders around the world do to give their patients the best possible treatment and care and improve the outcomes for those who are injured or unwell.

Starting in 2022, International Paramedics Day will be held every year on the 8th July which marks the anniversary of the birth of Dominique-Jean Larrey, the man often referred to as the 'father of modern-day ambulance services.'

It will be a day dedicated to the world's paramedics who have gone above and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic, often at great risk to themselves and their loved ones. 

The theme of the inaugural event is 'Proud to be a Paramedic' which it is hoped will resonate with paramedics everywhere, regardless of which area of paramedicine they practice in.

In the build up to the event and on the day itself, the College of Paramedics in partnership with paramedics' organisations, ambulance trusts and practitioners from around the world, will be sharing stories, photographs and videos to give people a better understanding of the work that they do and the vital role they play.

Tracy Nicholls, Chief Executive at the College of Paramedics, explained: "We would love to see International Paramedics Day recognised annually around the world as a time to remember and salute the wonderful work that paramedics and first responders do. Never has their impact and contribution to high quality, person-centred care been more evident than during the Covid-19 pandemic.

"We would like to invite students, paramedics, their professional bodies, ambulance trusts and others to join us in supporting International Paramedics Day, reflecting on their work and the people they have helped, and sharing their thoughts on why they feel proud to be a paramedic."

The College of Paramedics is calling on paramedics' organisations around the world to partner with them to deliver on the core aims of the campaign which are set out below:

Celebrate paramedics and first responders around the globe and the vital role they play
Acknowledge the difference paramedics make to people's lives in almost every imaginable situation
Raise awareness of all the settings where paramedics work including primary and secondary care, GP surgeries, military, offshore, helicopter emergency medical services and telephone triage systems
Promote the profession to aspiring paramedics and students

All partners will be asked to collaborate and help to make International Paramedics Day a success by promoting inspiring stories and images as part of a shared, global effort as well as at a more localised level, within their own countries and communities.

To find out more about International Paramedics Day, please visit www.internationalparamedicsday.com and keep an eye out for further information which will be published @ParamedicsDay on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.