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S5W-13082: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 29 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many level 3 ambulance technicians there are; what training they receive, and what their duties are.

Answered by: Shona Robison 19 December 2017

There are currently 400 trainee technicians in the Scottish Ambulance Service. The main duties of technicians include:

  • ¬†Assessing and managing patients using appropriate techniques

  • Conveying patients to hospital, or another setting if necessary

  • Supporting paramedics to carry out interventions as required

  • Ensure equipment is safe, clean and in good working order

Training of ambulance technicians is an operational matter for the Scottish Ambulance Service.