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|Title: ||Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council strategic plan 2011-2014|
|Issue Date: ||2011 |
|Description: ||Chairman’s Introduction
The Government announced a major programme of state agency rationalisation in October 2008. As
part of this plan, it was envisaged that PHECC would be fully integrated into the Health and Social Care
Professionals Council (HSCPC) by 2011.
Following detailed consideration of the issues involved, the Department of Health and Children, informed
me in December 2010, as Chair of Council, that the ‘Minister has decided that PHECC should continue
to operate in its present form for a further period.’ In light of the other commitments which the HSCPC
is currently engaged in the Minister ‘considers that the best approach will be to review the [integration]
situation again in three years’ time with the aim of preparing the appropriate legislation to integrate
PHECC into the HSCPC after that stage.’
On behalf of Council I welcome this clarification and look forward to our continued provision of a quality
pre-hospital emergency care guidance and regulation service to the public, community members and
practitioners alike. In this context Council is publishing this Strategic Plan for the period 2011-2014.
I was appointed Chair in June 2008 to what is essentially the second Council since PHECC was established
in 2000. I pay tribute to the hard work of the first Council chaired by Paul Robinson, and its supporting
My appreciation goes out to the members of Council and the various Committees, the Director and all
the PHECC team for their enthusiasm and efforts and to the Department of Health and Children for their
continued support and funding. In particular I wish to acknowledge the overwhelming support given to
PHECC by ambulance service management, by the emerging profession of pre-hospital emergency care
practitioners, by the unions as well as by the private, voluntary and auxilary sectors.
We look forward to a further three years of working together guided by this comprehensive Strategic Plan
which sets out the parameters within which Council’s work will be carried forward.|
|Keywords: ||HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT|
|Appears in Collections: ||Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council|
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