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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

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.