BSc (1st Class Hons) Nursing Studies (Teesside University, 2017),PgC Epilepsy Nursing Studies (Edinburgh Napier University, 2019), Neuromodulation Masters Module (Leeds Beckett University, 2020)
Katrina has worked within healthcare supporting patients and families/carers for more than 10 years. As a Registered Nurse (RN), she has continued to provide care following completion of a Nursing Degree at Teesside University.
“I have a background of ten years working in healthcare- four years as a Registered Adult Nurse. My clinical experiences involve pain management, Accident & Emergency nursing, hospice and palliative care nursing and specialist interest in Epilepsy nursing. I have personal and professional experience of the clinical benefits of medicinal cannabis particularly within pain management and epilepsy and will provide support, information and advocacy for patients wishing to explore the suitability of medical cannabis for their condition.”
Katrina’s clinical background includes Specialist Pain Management – working within a clinical team to provide care for patients with a variety of chronic pain issues through a pain clinic service. Hospice nursing, where she was privileged to support clinical symptom management of patients with life limiting conditions. She also has experience from working as a Staff Nurse in Accident & Emergency at a busy trauma centre and a specialist interest in Epilepsy nursing, which led her to undertake a post-graduate certificate in caring for people with epilepsy.
This varied clinical background has given Katrina specialist insight into many physical and psychological health conditions that can be helped by medicinal cannabis. She has both personal and professional experience of the issues with accessing this medication and is passionate about providing holistic care, advocacy and support to patients whilst striving to support enhanced clinical knowledge, research and development of medicinal cannabis.