Kathryn Smyth


School of Community Health and Midwifery

Greenbank Building, GR214

+44 (0) 1772 89 3773

Subject Areas: Nursing and Midwifery

Since qualifying as a registered nurse Katy has worked in a variety of posts across both primary and secondary care. Katy's professional interests lie in the community setting particularly general practice where she has worked as a practice nurse since 2003. After completing her community specialist practitioner course in 2007 she became a practice teacher and avid promoter of educational opportunities within practice nursing, focusing her dissertation on the subject area. She held the position of Vice Chair for the North West Practice Nurse Association for several years and utilised her skills within education to facilitate learning across academic and practice environments. Over the past two years Katy has been teaching as an ad hoc lecturer on the general practice nurse foundation course before taking up a full time teaching post at UCLan. She continues to work within the clinical environment. Her interests lie within chronic disease management, specifically diabetes and respiratory disease. 

Full Profile


  • 2015: Advanced certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing, University of Central Lancashire
  • May 2013 : Insulin Management, University of Leicester
  • August 2011: Masters of Science in Practice Enhancement General Practice Nursing, University of Central Lancashire
  • 2008: Postgraduate Certificate Practice Teacher, University of Central Lancashire
  • 2007: Postgraduate Diploma Community Nursing Specialist Practitioner
    General Practice Nursing, University of Central Lancashire
  • July 2001: BSc Nursing Studies, St Martins College, Lancaster 

Membership of Professional and Learned Bodies

  • NMC registered as: Registered Adult Nurse
  • Specialist Practitioner-General Practice Nursing
  • Nurse Independent/Supplementary Prescriber

Teaching activities and responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities include: Non Medical Prescribing, Long Term Conditions, Community Specialist Practice in Context, General Practice Nurse Programme, Practice Teacher Preparation, Mentorship and Introduction to Concepts of Community Practice.