Shortly after joining the NHS in 2012, Kate embarked on her career in maternity as a maternity support worker and then began her midwifery training. Since qualifying in 2017 she has worked clinically within two acute NHS Trusts and had the opportunity to rotate across a wide range of clinical areas including labour ward, antenatal and postnatal ward, triage, midwifery-led birth centre, as a community midwife within both GP and hub-based settings, Clinical Skills Midwife supporting preceptorship midwives and most recently in post as Practice Development Midwife Student Lead within the Practice Development team.
Kate is extremely passionate in supporting undergraduate education and the development of student midwives within their clinical placements in collaboration with our academic educational institutions that they partner with. She has been privileged to have the opportunity to support the midwifery lecturer team at the University of Surrey in both theory and placement, providing teaching within simulation settings for cannulation, suturing and obstetric emergencies, and as an examiner for practical modules, OSCEs and cross-speciality simulation under examination conditions across the three cohort years.
In 2019, Kate completed her mentorship qualification at masters level 7 and followed up with the bridging programme for the new Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor training, in line with the NMC standards for Pre-registration Education. At present, she is undertaking Systematic Examination of the Newborn and Professional Midwifery Advocate courses at level 7.
Kate is a highly organised and adaptable clinician. She has been able to draw upon the clinical skills and experience developed since qualification across a wide range of midwifery settings to demonstrate that she is an all-round autonomous practitioner and clinical leader.