Melinda (Dolly) McPherson

Specialist Paramedic

Melinda (Dolly) is an Advanced Clinical Practitioner at the University Hospital Southampton and a HEMS Paramedic with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. She is a degree paramedic with an MSc in Advanced Practice and has obtained her prescribing qualification. She has experience in the NHS across a number of environments including the ambulance service, minor injuries, the emergency department and within GP practices. She has an interest in reading and writing academic literature with previous publications in the Journal of Paramedic Practice and Standby CPD. It is her aim to add to the evidence base that currently inspires paramedic practice whilst learning from it herself. She is currently furthering her interests in research, education and quality improvement working alongside the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM), the pre-hospital trainee operated research network (PHOTON) and Health Education England (HEE).  

Class Professional Editor, Kat Totterdell, chats with Standby CPD author, Melinda 'Dolly' McPherson. They chat about all things Standby CPD, including Dolly's latest issue, 'Knife and Gunshot Wounds', and what originally inspired her to write for Standby CPD...
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