Following 20 years in social care in a variety of community social work and management roles Katherine joined the NHS as a manager of older people’s mental health services. After a successful redesign of services to bring health and social care staff into integrated teams and transferring care into the community for people with severe and enduring mental health conditions she spent two years with the Department of Health implementing the National Dementia Strategy.
Telehealth and telecare implementation across Wessex was her role with the Health Innovation and Education Cluster from 2010 to 2014 and she joined the Wessex AHSN project managing work in digital health and dementia. She is passionate about integrating care and using technology to help deliver quality care to people in Wessex.
Her current focus is on implementing dementia friendly surgeries across Wessex and working with the 8 acute hospitals to improve the delivery of dementia care to patients and their carers.