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