UEA launches paramedic degree to boost workforce

The University of East Anglia, Norwich Credit: ITV News Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has launched a three-year Paramedic Science degree programme in conjunction with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST).

Designed to help EEAST boost its future workforce, the course (pending approval by the Health and Care Professions Council) has been developed with the trust to provide 'an innovative, research-led programme'.

A spokesperson for EEAST said: “Our main priority is to reduce lengthy ambulance delays at the moment and in order to do this, we need more paramedics.

"There is a real shortage of paramedics in the county at the moment so we welcome courses such as this which will train the future generation of lifesavers in the east of England.”