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Ensuring Quality and Professionalism in Medical Staffing

At Silver Screen Medics, we prioritise the safety and well-being of our clients by maintaining a team of highly qualified and registered healthcare professionals.

It is crucial for productions to understand the qualifications and registrations of staff looking after their cast and crew members, especially when it comes to the level of care able to be delivered, as well as issues around governance, legality and accountability.

Here's an overview of some of the qualifications and registrations in the UK: 

Non-Registered Staff

Trained in the primary first aid response to specific emergency conditions

Registered Healthcare Professionals

  • Registered healthcare professional trained in Adult, Child, Learning Disability, Mental Health (or a combination).

  • Typically trained in care and chronic condition management, as well as acute illness / injury management.

  • Area of specialisation is denoted by working history and training.

  • Utilises a wide range of patient assessment and management skills.

Nurses can be checked on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) website https://www.nmc.org.uk/

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Ambulance Booking Requirements

When booking an ambulance they should be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC ) https://www.cqc.org.uk/ , as this is a legal requirement where an ambulance may need to transport off-site.

 

Productions should ensure that, particularly for stunt work, the ambulance is paramedic-led, as this is the level of clinician able to provide Advanced Life Support as standard. FREC 3/4 should not be used independently for stunt work.

Paramedics should have full equipment for ALS provision when working on an ambulance.

 

Ambulance crews with a technician (FREC 5) and paramedic can work independently / seperatley, where kit allows.

 

Assess their roles based on the nature of the work they are covering. Nurses working as advanced practitioners and nurse prescribers can cover advanced life support requirements when appropriately trained as an ambulance nurse.

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