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Jennifer Trueland Freelance health journalist

Advanced nurse practitioner Christy Samuel says the challenges of being first on call for the night shift are what makes her job satisfying

As an advanced nurse practitioner in head and neck surgery and plastics at one of London’s busiest hospitals, Christy Samuel is never sure what each shift will bring. It could be a patient who is a victim of violence, often knife or even gun crime. Or it could be someone who has suffered serious burns and needs surgical input as a result.

Nursing Standard. 33, 6, 73-73. doi: 10.7748/ns.33.6.73.s28

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