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MediPro Monthly – January 2022

 

Bringing you this month’s news in 4 minutes or less, here’s January’s issue of MediPro Monthly


Bristol and Stockton apprentices complete clinical training

The last month has been a great time for our learners.
 
In Bristol, the latest cohort of Emergency Care Assistant (ECA) apprentices from Bristol Ambulance EMS have completed their six weeks of clinical training. Now they have finished their classroom work with MediPro, these successful apprentices move onto clinical placements and the four-week Emergency Response Driving course.

The latest cohort of Emergency Care Assistants (ECAs) trained by MediPro for Bristol Ambulance EMS.
The latest cohort of Emergency Care Assistants (ECAs) trained by MediPro for Bristol Ambulance EMS.

Meanwhile, in Stockton, Jennie-Lee Clifford, Emily Wilson, Emily Bonham, Kris Dobie and Daniel Hill (pictured with one of their tutors Sophia Martin) have finished their classroom training for their Associate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP) apprenticeships.

Last month, they all completed their six weeks of classroom learning and now move onto their clinical placements.

Well done everyone! We wish you all the best of luck on the road!

Jennie-Lee Clifford, Emily Wilson, Emily Bonham, Kris Dobie and Daniel Hill (pictured with one of their tutors Sophia Martin).
Jennie-Lee Clifford, Emily Wilson, Emily Bonham, Kris Dobie and Daniel Hill (pictured with one of their tutors Sophia Martin).

Thank you to our ACAs

The patient transport service that MediPro provided, taking non-emergency patients to and from hospital/clinic appointments and the patient’s home, came to an end at the end of 2021.

We would like to take a moment to thank all our Ambulance Care Assistants (ACAs) for all their hard work over the years and we wish them the best of luck for the future.

Two of our ACAs, Alison Griffiths and Lynn Leng holding bunches of flowers.
Two of our ACAs, Alison Griffiths (left) and Lynn Leng (right).

Welcome!

As our business continues to grow, we would like to welcome

  • Gemma Hansell – Education & Training Administrator
  • Simon Rogers – Clinical Tutor/Paramedic
  • Wayne Thompson – Recruitment Coordinator

We hope everyone will make them feel welcome!


2021 – A Year in Review

2021 - A Year in Review
It's been a great year!
We secured a contract with London Ambulance Service, the biggest ambulance service in the country, for the provision of hundreds of apprentices. 
We also increased the number of apprentices from East of England Ambulance Service we provide training for to over 800.
And that's not all! We've received accreditation from Investors in People. We have been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2022 Apprenticeship Programme of the Year Award from the Learning awards. We have doubled our office space. We launched a new edition of our website.
Some statistics. 6,750 hours spent teaching. 760 new apprentices onboarded with us as their training provider. 22 student paramedics. 9 brand new vehicles purchased. 5,135 annual patients seen by our emergency crews.
Social Media. 273,000 impressions on our website. Reached 5,000 Facebook followers. 3,552 reactions on Facebook. On track to reach 500 followers on Instagram by early next year.

Careers

We currently have the following vacancies here at MediPro:

Pastoral Support and SEN Lead

Management Accountant

Trainee Clinical Tutor (Paramedic) – London Area

Trainee Clinical Tutor (Ambulance Apprenticeships) – London Area

Senior Paramedic Lecturer (Ambulance Apprenticeships) – London Area

Recruitment Coordinator

Offshore Medic Lecturers

Diver Medic Lecturers

Now is an exciting time to be joining us here at MediPro. Our expanding business works in partnership with both NHS Trusts and other independent businesses, providing bespoke training courses to fit our clients’ needs. We are a leading independent medical training company that has been operating across the UK for over 10 years.

For more information about the roles and how to apply, visit 

https://medipro.co.uk/about/careers/


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Testimonials

My first experience of training with MediPro was just over 5 years ago when I undertook my Ambulance Technician training whilst looking for a change of career. Following the completion of the course, I was offered employment as an ambulance technician, supporting local NHS trusts in providing emergency and urgent care.

Since starting with MediPro I have continued to be supported throughout my career and they have enabled me to continue to develop both personally and professionally, working towards my ambition to qualify as a HCPC registered Paramedic.

Additionally, I have been offered and supported through a level 3 teaching qualification, as well as a mentor qualification. This has allowed me to broaden my practice and develop as a clinician, working in a dual role as an ambulance technician, mentoring students in practice, as well as in a teaching capacity.

Last year I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to apply for the MediPro Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice, as an alternative to university this suited my situation perfectly. Despite being a non-university programme I was still fully supported through every step of my journey & I now work as an HCPC registered Paramedic for MediPro with the ambition to consolidate my practice and develop my teaching skills.

Overall, MediPro has provided me with amazing opportunities and support since starting my career 5 years ago. The knowledge, skills and experiences have enabled me to develop as a professional and as a person, which has been invaluable. I’ve also gained some brilliant working relationships and friendships along the way.

Alex Hutchinson, Clinical Tutor, MediPro

I completed my level 3 CERAD in March of this year, this was the third course I have done with Medipro in the last 14 months. In all of the courses I have done with Medipro I have found nothing but genuine, friendly, top class people. 

The level 3 CERAD was intense and challenging but Colin was excellent in his delivery, explanation and constructive criticism. 

Can not recommend MediPro enough, I have booked onto my Freuc 5 at the end of this year.  

Phil Brazier, Level 3 CERAD

Since graduating from my Sports Science and Injury Rehabilitation degree, I have been desperate to work in the healthcare industry, particularly emergency care. When I came across the MediPro ECA apprenticeship, I knew I had to apply. The opportunity to learn new skills, whilst gaining practical experience in the field, seemed too good to be true – but it has proven to be the opposite! 

The opportunity has not only allowed me to learn more about this complex profession, but grow in confidence as a person. The experience is designed in such a way that I was allowed to gain confidence in my ability, before increasing my responsibility. This was primarily done by working with other welcoming and experienced colleagues, who were all extremely helpful in guiding me through the process. The leadership and mentor team have been with me every step of the way, ensuring that I am well equipped to operate to the high standards that are required, whilst also showing great trust in me to put my skills into practice. 

MediPro has allowed me to access my dream career and have given me an experience so far that has ensured it will be a lifelong journey. 

Emily Bonham, ECA Apprenticeship, MediPro

Medipro is a very responsive apprenticeship training provider. They help us build and retain a very skilled, competent and patient care focused team of Emergency Care Assistants.

They also provide Paramedic training for Ambulance Technicians helping us to develop critical skills for our business.

The programme has helped us train and develop our workforce and has been extremely well organised and facilitated, and I am pleased to say that skills development goes from strength to strength.

We have found our working relationship with MediPro to be a very proactive one and we look forward/ to continuing to work together.

James Tavener
Training Manager, Bristol Ambulance EMS

MediPro have become a key support to our operations, helping us offer a safe, compliant and superior medical response service to our clientele. They have assisted us in the development of new competency programmes for our staff, new documentation flows for our patients and advised on new equipment and practices that improve our immediate treatment delivery. In addition, they have been a consistent and reliable source of guidance and advice throughout our work together. I would highly recommend their services which are operationally outstanding and financially very reasonable.

Peter Burke, Operations Manager, Teesside

I am a commercial Diver from Trinidad and Tobago.

I chose MediPro as it was recommended to me by a friend.

The teacher was very knowledgeable and made the lessons fun so it was easy to absorb. I am new to the Medical Diving field so it was very exciting learning more and going deeper into medical conditions and illnesses specific to diving. Being a diver, it will be a great asset for me to recognise and be able to administer aid should it be needed.

Kevin, Diver Medic Technician

I have been attending training at MediPro for 10 years. The offshore medic and distance learning refresher is great. Lovely people, great attitude, great educators.

Julian Searle
Offshore Medic Refresher
Distance Learning

The clinical placement in the unique Urgent Care Centre, North Tees Hospital, is exactly suited for the Offshore Medic course, allowing me to demonstrate all previous Learnt Theoretical, for urgent Primary care assessments in the field.

The mixture of GPs & Urgent Care Practitioner Nurses provided a 24/7 facility for a diverse range of presentations. I also spent time in the busy accident & emergency department.

Martin Hagues, Offshore Medic

Accreditations