A novel, MDT, patient focused approach to care for patients with complex needs

Jeff Heatherington

Jeff joined the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) in 2005 and qualified as a paramedic in 2007. During his time in the ambulance service Jeff progressed to become a Senior Paramedic and also secured a role as a bank member of staff for Northwest Air Ambulance (NWAA) in 2011.

A desire to improve education for prehospital staff in the care of children and young people’s health and also to improve the patient experience of these children and young people led Jeff to apply for a place on a MSc in Advanced Paediatric Practice in 2018. Upon successful completion of the MSc Jeff became one of the first paramedics in the UK to gain the qualification of Advanced Paediatric Practitioner in 2020.

Jeff is currently employed as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner at Alder Hey Hospital A&E whilst continuing to work for both NWAS and NWAA as a bank Paramedic.