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International Paramedics Day will be held on 8th July 2023 to build a better understanding of the breadth and depth of work carried out by paramedics around the world. 
This is a relatively young profession but it is growing rapidly with a very wide range of paramedic roles being carried out in different fields and we want to showcase this diversity in 2023.

Find out more about the campaign aims and theme below.

Launched in 2022, International Paramedics Day takes place on the 8th July every year as this is the birthday of Dominique-Jean Larrey, the man often referred to as the 'father of modern-day ambulance services'.

International Paramedics Day has been created, organised and run by the College of Paramedics in the UK, with support from professional paramedics' organisations from around the world.



The theme for International Paramedics’ Day 2023 is What Paramedics Do

It has been chosen to showcase the diversity of roles and settings that paramedics work in so that we can improve awareness and understanding of the profession.

We believe it is important to educate governments, policy-makers, employers, other healthcare workers, students and the general public – to bring about greater engagement, co-operation, support and change.

We are calling on all practising paramedics, students and educators, research fellows, leaders and managers, first responders and community volunteers to come together online on 8th July 2023 and tell the world what you do and where you do it by posting on your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtags #WhatParamedicsDo and #IPD2023


You can also upload your own short written case study or video for use on the International Paramedics Day website and social media channels.Take a look at our resources and find out how you can get involved!


International Paramedics Day sets out to:

  • Celebrate paramedics and first responders around the globe and the vital role they play

  • Acknowledge the difference paramedics make to people's lives in almost every imaginable situation

  • Raise awareness of all the settings where paramedics work including primary and secondary care, GP surgeries, military, offshore, helicopter emergency medical services, education, research and telephone triage systems

  • Promote the profession to aspiring paramedics and students

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