Australian paramedic graduates transitioning into UK NHS ambulance services: what are the potential challenges?

Devenish, Scott, Clark, Michele, Fleming, MaryLou, & Tippett, Vivienne (2015) Australian paramedic graduates transitioning into UK NHS ambulance services: what are the potential challenges? Journal of Paramedic Prcatice, 7(10), pp. 492-498.

Abstract

With United Kingdom (UK) Ambulance National Health Service (NHS) Trusts and Foundation Trusts actively recruiting Australian paramedic graduates, this article seeks to stimulate discussion by identifying differences existing between the two ambulance systems, as well as highlighting potential challenges that Australian graduates may face when transitioning to the UK ambulance service. It also identifies similarities between Australian and UK ambulance systems, which may assist new graduates to overcome the transition shock. This article suggests that transition shock is not solely related to Australian graduates moving to the UK, and may well be present for graduates moving to comparable international ambulance services in Canada, the Middle East, Ireland and South Africa.

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ID Code: 89025
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Ambulance, Australian, Globalisation, Graduates, Transition, UK
ISSN: 2041-9457
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: MA Healthcare LTD
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2015 03:53
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2016 04:07

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