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60 seconds with major trauma nurse specialist Amanda Burston

Award-winning emergency care nurse Amanda Burston loves being part of an expert team that delivers high-quality trauma care to patients and families in times of crisis 
Amanda Burston

Award-winning emergency care nurse Amanda Burston loves being part of an expert team that delivers high-quality trauma care to patients and families in times of crisis.

Major trauma nurse specialist Amanda Burston has spent the whole of her nursing career working in emergency care. Since qualifying in 1990 from the Royal Derby Infirmary, she has worked as a nurse, senior nurse and nurse educator, and is currently trauma co-ordinator for the emergency department (ED) at Royal Stoke University Hospital.

In 2015, Amanda was crowned RCN Nurse of the Year for her innovative work with the Safer Steps programme, a service for victims of domestic violence she spearheaded at Royal Stoke’s ED. She is also a member of the RCNi editorial board.

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