Katie is the Unit Manager and Quality Manager at Gateshead Fertility Unit. She has the responsibility of the day to day management and organisation of the unit.
She has been an active member of the Senior Infertility Group and had been the groups Treasurer since 2014. Being a member of the SING group has enabled her to liaise with other Senior Nurses from all parts of the UK and Ireland and this has been invaluable.
Katie is very passionate about Nurse Education for both Qualified Nurses and Health Care Assistants. She has helped organise a variety of Nurse meetings and has also Chaired at meetings as well as spoken at them.
She is extremely proud of the Health Care Assistant day which along with other members of SING has now been delivered, very successfully, for 2 years and looks forward to participating in many more years.
Katie recently represented SING, contributing to the development of the Royal College of Nursing document, “An RCN Education and Career Progression Framework of Fertility Nurses” particularly focusing on the development for Health Care Assistants.
She is a motivated nurse who feels very proud to work within the field of Fertility Nursing and all the special skills that is needed in this area and to help develop the Fertility Nurses of the future.
Katie has also recently been appointed as an inspector for the HFEA and plays an active role in supporting licensed centres with meeting the regulatory requirements.