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Urgent care practitioner Nathan Garlick now works in pre-hospital care treating 999 patients closer to home 

Urgent care practitioner Nathan Garlick now works in pre-hospital care treating 999 patients closer to home

What is your job?

I am a registered nurse working in the role of urgent care practitioner at North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust. I spend half my time responding to patients who have called 999, attending to them at home or wherever they have become ill or injured.

Once with a patient, I carry out an assessment of their needs, plan any urgent treatment they may require and, together with the patient and relatives, plan out what care is required. This may include self-care advice or a referral to a specialist department in one of our local hospitals.

The other half of my role involves working in the emergency operations centre. Here I telephone patients who have called 999 and are waiting for an

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