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Richard Cooper

Lecturer Practitioner
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Areas of Expertise:
Nursing and midwifery

Richard is a Lecturer Practitioner with an interest in Progressive Advanced Practice in Emergency Medicine.

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Richard is a Senior Advanced Clinical Practitioner working in a local DGH within a large NHS Foundation Trust. He has a background in Cardiothoracic Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, employed previously as an Emergency Nurse practitioner and now as a Senior Advanced Clinical Practitioner. He has a keen interest in adult and paediatric resuscitation, trauma and minor injury management.

He is a non-medical prescriber and is an Advanced Life Support provider, Advanced Paediatric Life Support Provider, and an Advanced Trauma Life Support Provider. Richard is Credentialed with the Royal College of Nursing as an Advanced Level Nurse Practitioner and Health Education England as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

Research interests
  • Emergency Department flow and process
  • Patient Experience in Emergency Medicine
  • Doctor and Advanced Practitioner Working Dynamics
  • Pain Management in Emergency Medicine

Richard's Master's dissertation focused on conducting a systematic literature review exploring the utilisation of Methoxyflurane as an inhalational analgesic for managing minor injuries and trauma in both adult and pediatric patients. The study encompassed evaluations within both hospital and pre-hospital Emergency Medicine settings, comparing the efficacy of Methoxyflurane with other conventional therapeutic approaches. The inhalational analgesic was introduced to local Emergency Departments as part of this research initiative.

  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Non-Medical Prescribing
  • Advanced Clinical Assessment Skills 
  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice, Anglia Ruskin University
  • BSc (Hons) Acute and Critical Care, De Montfort University
  • Dip HE Adult Nursing
  • Registered Nurse
  • NMC Registered Specialist Practitioner Qualification
  • Non-Medical Prescriber (Level 7) Anglia Ruskin University
  • Credentialed Advanced Level Nurse Practitioner (RCN)
  • Credentialed Advanced Clinical Practitioner (HEE)
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Royal College of Emergency Medicine (Associate)
  • Fellow of The Royal Society for Public Health