My job

'Emergency nursing: Just when you think you have seen it all… you really haven’t'

RCNi Award finalist Julie Reeve talks about her 30-year career in nursing
Julie Reeve

Julie Reeve talks about cruise ships, working in the first NHS walk-in centre and her current role as 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.

What might you have done otherwise?

I would have enjoyed being a


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