Yorston, Tim – consultant nurse, urgent and emergency care

 

Consultant profiles

Tim Yorston, consultant nurse, urgent and emergency care

Contacts

Email: tim.yorston@gstt.nhs.uk

 

  • Biography

    Tim Yorston has worked as a nurse in the NHS since 1986 and has practiced in the speciality of urgent and emergency care since 1990. The majority of this time has been as an emergency nurse practitioner (ENP), nurse manager and more recently as a consultant nurse since 2018.

    His area of interest and expertise is urgent care, including the clinical management of patients with unscheduled minor injuries and illness. His ambition is to further develop nurse, AHP and pharmacist advanced practise across emergency care to create a blended skilled expert workforce to meet the healthcare demands now and in the future.

    Tim is the lead for a team of advanced clinical practitioners (ACP) who care for patients in all areas of the emergency department. His clinical practice continues to be based within Urgent Care, however he works across the emergency floor with the objective of maintaining and improving the care patients receive. He is keen to develop the current and next generation of urgent and emergency practitioners and is the module lead for a Trust based work-based learning course on minor injury and illness.

  • Education and training

    • Independent Prescribing – King's College London (2005)
    • Registered Nurse training – York and Scarborough College of Nursing and Midwifery (1989)
    • MSc in Nursing – Advanced Practitioner pathway – City University, London (2003)
  • Specialist interests

    • Specialist nurse autonomous practice
    • Advanced practice
    • Minor injuries/illness
    • Emergency nursing
    • Non-medical prescribing
    • Clinical service development
    • Clinical education
    • Quality improvement and patient safety