Rory McKelvin
International Paramedic Practice, Vol. 7, Iss. 3, 18 Dec 2017, pp 32 - 36

In an introductory overview, the differences and similarities between emergency
medicine in South Africa (SA) and the United Kingdom (UK), predominantly in
the paramedical area of practice, are explored. The author discussed areas of
interest, as well as a potential future direction. The current article focuses on the
more prevalent similarities and differences identified. However, it is worth noting
that not all trusts and/or organisations work identically regardless of countryspecific
differences. The author is a paramedic rescuer by background with over
12 years of experience in the medical field, and has lectured for 5 years. He has
worked operationally and lectured in both SA and the UK; the discussion in the
current article arises as a result of the differences he has encountered during his

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