Pre-hospital practitioner

Pre-hospital practitioners (PHPs) help support the delivery of our frontline service, alongside our paramedics and other pre-hospital clinical roles.

Our PHPs are accountable for the assessment, treatment, diagnosis, supplying and administering of medicines, managing, discharging, and referring patients in a range of urgent, emergency, critical or out of hospital settings.

Essential info

Salary: £35,392 - £42,618 per annum (in line with updated NHS Pay Scales)

Pay band: Agenda for Change (AfC) Band 6

Location: Trustwide


  • Nurse registered with Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) or Professional registered with Heath Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
  • Hold Full UK manual driving licence for 12 months (up to 3 points may be considered dependant on point code)

  • Intermediate Life Support (ILS)

Meet our PHNPs

The pre-hospital practitioner role was introduced to the Trust in November 2022. Find out from some of our new recruits what it is like working as a PHNP at EEAST: 

Alice's Story:

"At first, I was quite apprehensive, but six months later I’m glad I made the transition to join. The thrill of working for the ambulance service is something I have never experienced before. I never feel alone as there is access to 24/7 clinical advice, critical care desk and an operational commander."

Read Alice's full story.

Jean's Story:

"Would I recommend working for EEAST as a pre-hospital practitioner? The answer would be 100% yes, it's been a rewarding five months so far, and all staff have been very welcoming and supportive to myself and other PHNPs."

Read Jean's full story.

David's Story: 

"The role is fantastic, as it pushes you clinically; it is challenging, exciting, and sometimes frustrating. However, as a clinician, I love each job's uniqueness and the potential for me to make a difference to patients we come into contact with. The phrase 'every day is a school day' could not be a better fit; the learning curve is steep initially, but as a nurse, I believe we are committed to learn from all our patients, and that commitment generates a desire to learn to improve care."

Read David's full story.

Katie's Story:

"I've always loved emergency care; ward nursing didn't interest me during training. When the opportunity came to be able to take my knowledge and skills into a new setting, I jumped at the chance. I love that I can spend time with patients giving them true patient centred care spending time with someone who, at that point, needs help."

Read Katie's full story.


Q&A with a PHNP