Meet the Team: Kate Knowles
We interviewed Kate Knowles, our Integrated Care System Advanced Clinical Practice Project Lead about her new role, past experiences and what she gets up to in her spare time.
What are your responsibilities?
My main responsibility is to improve the standardisation of advanced clinical practice across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS).
Why did you want to take on this role?
After working clinically at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) for a long time, I was very keen to branch out into the ‘bigger world’ of the ICS. Advanced practice is incredibly varied across the city and county and so I was very keen to take on a role that would help support individuals and organisations in developing Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) teams.
What did you do prior to this role?
Working in cardiology and then emergency medical admissions, I have worked as a nurse, clinical trials coordinator, clinical educator, ward manager and then, after completing the University of Nottingham (UoN) MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice, an Advanced Clinical Practitioner.
‘Many’ years ago, when nurse training gave me a Registered General Nurse (RGN) but no more, my first degree was with the Open University - a mixture of Earth Sciences and Health Studies modules. Geology, Environmental Science and Oceanography were the most fascinating and gave me a completely different outlook on life.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love walking and generally being outdoors. My battery is best re-charged being around mountains, dales, trees, limestone countryside, and ‘bubbling’ streams. Good books and music playlists in the evening by the fire will top it off perfectly.
How have you found working with the Nottinghamshire Alliance Training Hub (NATH) Team?
I have really enjoyed getting to know the NATH team since joining in May. Everyone has something interesting and intriguing for me to learn from and I love to see how teamwork produces such brilliant pieces of work.
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