Katrina M 2Katrina is Director of Service Development and Improvement, aiming to support professionals and organisations in developing best practice and service provision to ensure children and young people and their families receive care of the highest quality.

Katrina is a children’s nurse, general nurse and health visitor and has considerable experience in a health and civil service environment, working as a nurse in Merseyside before joining the Department of Health in England as nursing adviser for children’s services. She then worked with ACT, from 2004 until the merger with Children’s Hospices UK to become Together for Short Lives in October 2011.  

In 2009, the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Award for Outstanding Contribution was presented to Katrina for her vision in developing the UK’s first Integrated Care Pathway for children’s palliative care.  She is a member of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network Advocacy Committee, focusing on the development of children’s palliative care services across the world.