Catherine is Co-Founder and National Clinical Lead for Difficult Conversations multi- professional interactive training. She co-led the design and development of the curriculum and SCARS© communication framework.
Catherine is the Royal College of General Practitioners / Marie Curie National End of Life Care Champion. She is a practicing GP in Surrey, Kingston CCGs Macmillan GP and has 7 years experience as a specialty doctor in palliative medicine.
Catherine has experience as CCG GP board member and London Co-Clinical Director for EoLC Network. Her CCG commissioning experience includes organisational development and Clinical Commissioning Lead for end of life care (EoLC), cancer, learning disabilities, elderly/frail, long-term conditions, Integrated Out-of-Hospital Care and Better Care Fund.
In 2010, she became the GP clinical lead on the Coordinate my Care (CMC) development board and led implementation of CMC in Richmond as a local pilot. She was appointed RCGP CMC Clinical Lead for the pan-London implementation of CMC alongside NHS 111 roll out. In 2012 she was appointed as RCGP National Implementation Clinical Lead for EPaCCS, supporting the National End of Life Care Programme as GP Lead and the end of life care ‘Find Your 1%’ national campaign.
Catherine formed and chairs the national EoLC GP network for RCGP/ Marie Curie partnership, which acts as a sharing and learning forum as well as being an expert reference group.
Catherine sits on the Compassionate Communities UK board, supporting the development of compassionate and supportive networks within our communities.
Catherine is passionate about supporting clinicians, CCGs, Local Authorities and organisations in order to provide patients, family and carers with high-quality holistic care, embedding patient and carer experience at the heart of service design.