Melinda (Dolly) McPherson

Specialist Paramedic

Melinda (Dolly) is a Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner at the University Hospital Southampton and a Specialist Paramedic - Urgent Care in the South Central Ambulance Service. She is a degree paramedic with an MSc in Advanced Practice working towards 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. Dolly has been fortunate enough to benefit from senior clinical mentors throughout her training and career such as lifetime Paramedics, Emergency Care Practitioners (ECP), Advanced Care Practitioners (ACP), emergency department consultants and General Practitioners (GP). She hopes that the knowledge that she has benefited from can be transferred into her writing to help others within the Paramedic profession.

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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