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Many Paramedics will be disappointed that Intubation is being removed from practice. As a Unison Branch we’re always asking management for evidence based decision making and the evidence, on this issue, points to a safer, effective, alternative in Supra-Glotic airways. The majority of Ambulance Services in the UK have come to the same conclusion and have either removed or restricted the practice. We would encourage clinical members to use the Datix system to highlight any incidents where the removal of intubation has or may have led to patient harm. We’re also keen to get your direct feedback as well. For reassurance, there are no pay/banding implications for the removal of this skill.