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June 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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  • Memoir

It’s Not All Blood and Guts

Gary Jones
Gary Jones


Blackshots Library, Blackshots Lane
Grays, Essex RM16 2JU United Kingdom
Booking essential

Join Gary Jones for a whistle stop tour of his life in A&E.

Gary will talk about his life and career as one of the UK’s leading emergency nurses. Hear how his career in A&E nursing was intertwined with the development of the specialty. The talk will include personal accounts of his time working in A&E at Orsett Hospital through to advising on the BBC drama ‘Casualty’.


Venue: Blackshots Library, Blackshots Lane, Grays, RM16 2JU

Tickets: Free, booking essential

Date and time: Wednesday 15th June, 7.00pm

Box Office: Email library.events@thurrock.gov.uk or phone Grays Library on 01375 413976


Books by Gary Jones

Gary’s two books cover the life and career of one of the UK’s leading emergency nurses.

Its not all blood and gutsIt’s Not All Blood and Guts: My Amazing Life as an A&E Nurse travels the pathway Gary took from his teenage years, through student training and focusses on his career in A&E nursing, including many patient stories.


Nursing Memoirs coverThe History of Emergency Nursing 1972-2007 covers the development of emergency nursing from its early days and demonstrates how Gary’s involvement is intertwined with the history of the specialty and the changes that have occurred.



About the Author

Gary Jones CBE was born in Grays, Essex in 1953 and trained as a nurse in the local hospital at Orsett. He is a nurse with over 40 years’ experience in emergency care, a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to Emergency Nursing, Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing, the Florence Nightingale Foundation and Honorary Fellow Faculty of Emergency Nursing.

With many years’ experience in both clinical and managerial positions Gary has been one of the key developers of emergency nursing within the UK. He has advised at national level on many aspects of emergency care including paramedic training, expert nursing practice and emergency care in the community. Gary is the author of two emergency care books, has edited and contributed to a third and written numerous chapters and articles for other emergency books and journals.

Follow Gary’s story on www.facebook.com/gjjonescbe.books


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