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 Kathryn has worked in a variety of posts across both primary and secondary care. Kathryn’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 master’s dissertation on the subject area. Kathryn taught as an ad hoc lecturer on the general practice nurse foundation course before taking up a full time teaching post at UCLan in 2016. 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

Kathryn is a Queens’s Nurse and a member of the Royal College of Nursing, General Practice Nursing Forum Steering Committee.

  • 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.


Ritchie, G., Smyth, K. and Chester, J. (2017) Using the ‘Transition from Children’s to Adult Community Services Learning Resource (QNI) to facilitate an Interdisciplinary Learning Set. Poster Presentation, The Queen’s Nursing Institute Transition of Care Conference.