Kate Mackay

Atrial Fibrillation Programme Lead

CVD Prevention, Atrial Fibrillation

Kate joined the NHS is 1991 as a Research Officer with North Derbyshire Health Authority where she conducted health research projects and specialised in involving patients in health care. She then moved into the field of clinical audit, managing the Medical Audit Advisory Group in Doncaster, before taking up a national role with the Modernisation Agency as part of the CHD Collaborative. Continuing with her passion for improvement work and managing change, she then transferred to West Yorkshire Strategic Health Authority in 2002 as a Service Improvement Manager, and took up a role as a guest lecturer in the Faculty of Health Studies at the University of Bradford where she continues teaching clinicians.

Kate has spent all her NHS career in the field of research, clinical audit and improvement, working across organisational boundaries as well as geographical ones, giving her an appreciation of challenges and solutions. She has worked with clinicians and managers including junior members of staff to senior management and has also worked with local authorities and third sector providers. Latterly, she has worked for NHS Diabetes and NHS England, particularly within the arena of diabetes footcare. Her particular interests include transformational change, stakeholder engagement, project management, coaching and patient involvement.

She is currently the Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) Prevention Programme Lead for the AHSN NENC working alongside colleagues to improve care for patients with CVD.

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