She is an Emergency Care GP with extensive working knowledge of urgent and emergency care. She has over 11 years of current clinical experience working in pre-hospital care, GP, urgent care and in the Emergency Department.
In 2010 she was the sole nominee for the first North East (NE) NHS leadership academy clinical leadership fellowship from which she successfully graduated in 2012. She has a thorough knowledge of NHS 111 having held clinical leadership roles initially as NE Regional NHS 111 lead. After being invited to join the Department of Health as National Clinical advisor role for NHS 111, she further developed her expertise in dynamic clinical governance.
Kat’s first position at executive board level, as National Medical Director for NHS Direct, taught her how a mature effective board can work. She also held a position as joint Clinical Director for NHS Pathways and advised on the independent expert “Urgent Care Commission” group supporting Bruce Keogh’s Urgent and Emergency Care review. Kat supports workforce development and chairs the Emergency Care Taskforce for Health Education North East. An ALS instructor and volunteer doctor at the local race circuit Kat also enjoys keeping her emergency skills grounded.
Committed to her work but in enjoying her downtime Kat’s top priority is family life where she enjoys being a wife and mum of three, travelling and trying to beat her children in the “Park run”.