Kate has worked in GP practice in primary care since 2001 following experience in the pharmaceutical industry, community pharmacy and Cardiff university as a teacher practitioner. She has been an Independent prescriber since 2008 and completed the Diploma in Therapeutics at Cardiff medical school in 2014, winning the prize for the top academic performance.
At present she is the National Lead for Wales, for the GP Pharmacist training programme at HEIW and an Independent prescribing tutor at Cardiff University. She also teaches on the prescribing course. Kate is directly employed by a GP practice covering a number of key therapeutic areas including minor illness and deprescribing.
More recently, Kate has joined an independent medical education company focusing on Cardiometabolic disease, Lupus and Achondroplasia.
She is directly employed by two GP surgeries, and as a practice based pharmacist undertakes medication reviews, shared care prescribing and deals with medication queries on a wide variety of topics. Her current focus is the management of co-morbidities and the challenges that this brings for patients and healthcare professionals!
Kate is the acting director of the Diploma in Pharmacy Clinical Practice at Cardiff University and is module leader for the primary care module of the Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy. She has recently developed and led on an advanced practice module for primary care pharmacists to support the new cluster / neighborhood roles in Wales.