Julian Dawson, MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) student

Julian started his career as an Auxiliary Nurse at the City General Hospital, before training as a Registered General Nurse at the North Staffordshire College of Nursing & Midwifery. He initially worked on a Trauma ward and then moved to the Surgical High Dependency Unit. Whilst working there he gained experience on Intensive Care and undertook a BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies and ENB 100 Critical Care course. Julian progressed to Charge Nurse and was part of the management team that helped to set up one of the first Surgical Assessment Units in the UK. Julian then moved to the role of a Surgical Nurse Practitioner and gained further qualifications in physical assessment, clinical diagnostics and independent nurse prescribing and also became an Advanced Life Support instructor. Julian managed the team for several years before becoming the first general Surgical Advanced Nurse Practitioner at the UHNM. Julian is committed to providing a high level of service to surgical patients whilst striving to further develop his role and share his knowledge and skills.