Masters degree - case studies

Luke Evans

Luke Evans

Job title: Key account manager
Qualification: MSc Global Leadership in Healthcare

Luke is undertaking a masters degree alongside his role in order to make a positive difference in healthcare. The course will give him the knowledge and skills to progress successfully in healthcare.

He said: “The apprenticeship gives you opportunities to network with people throughout the Trust you wouldn’t usually speak to. This can only be a benefit with progression as you can seek advice and guidance from senior members of staff.

“There’s no time like the present to do an apprenticeship. The sooner you start, the sooner you graduate, the sooner you graduate the sooner you can progress.” 


Lee Thompson

Job title: Specialist paramedic for trauma
Qualification: MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (emergency care)

 Lee’s course is a prototype hybrid model run in conjunction with the emergency department at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital (NSECH) which will develop enhanced knowledge and skills for treating critically ill trauma patients. The course is accredited by Northumbria University and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

He said: “The proudest achievement so far has been building the partnership between NEAS and NSECH to allow future paramedics to have a recognised career pathway that will support and enhance clinical practice from the prehospital environment and into the ED. 

The course is a significant investment in time and requires working in partnership with multiple organisations. However, it has already enhanced my knowledge and skills which go beyond the scope of normal paramedic practice.

“It has created professional partnerships which encompass many areas of practice from prehospital care to critical care and through to rehabilitation. These collaborations have opened up many avenues for future projects to enhance the outcomes for our critically ill patients with our region.”

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