‘Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you really haven’t’
Julie Reeve talks about cruise ships, working in the first NHS walk-in centre and her role as a nurse consultant
What is your job?
I am a nurse consultant working in an emergency department (ED) at Yeovil District Hospital. The role has lots of elements to it, but my key responsibilities are service development, promoting evidence-based practice and teaching the multidisciplinary team. My favourite part of the job is looking after patients autonomously, enabling me to remain clinically credible, which is the greatest asset of the nurse consultant role. Being up to date in front-line clinical work is invaluable to the other parts of the job.
Emergency Nurse. 27, 3, 11-11. doi: 10.7748/en.27.3.11.s10