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Critical care in the community: how a secondment has expanded my skills and experience

RCN Nurse of the Year Ana Waddington is pushing her boundaries in a mobile response unit role

RCN Nurse of the Year and paediatric emergency nurse Ana Waddington is pushing her boundaries in a six-month role with a mobile response unit

For RCN Nurse of the Year 2020 Ana Waddington , a trailblazing secondment with the London Air Ambulance Service (LAAS) is boosting her emergency nursing skills and improving her practice.

‘It’s a new and exciting opportunity for nursing,’ says Ms Waddington, who is only the fourth nurse to work for the LAAS Physician Response Unit (PRU) – and the first paediatric nurse.

Having a nurse on the team ‘completes the circle’

She combines her post as a


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