Katharine Brothwood

Associate Director of Operations

Katharine joined the Trust in 1989 as a district nurse and has never looked back. Rising through the ranks, she is now a director of some of the Trust’s busiest hospital services.

“I loved working as a district nurse -  but when the opportunity to become a manager in the hospital arose I saw it as an chance to make a difference to even more patients. The Trust is very supportive of professional development and the move from community to hospital was smooth. The best thing about working within the same Trust is the relationships I have built up over the years. Everyone is really friendly.”
Katharine is a Croydon Nurse

Changing your area of nursing

As a Trust which runs both hospital and community services, we have opportunities for experienced nurses, looking to make a career change and will support education and development in high-demand areas. If you’re looking to make a change or would like to explore another nursing profession, we can support your transition.

For example you may wish to try moving from hospital to community nursing. We can support this move, provide an introduction programme and if it is for you we can support you to train as a district nurse, school nurse or health visitor. 

Croydon Health Services is an integrated Trust, providing services in hospitals and in the community. This makes moving between the two, re-education and progressing, easier than in many other Trusts. Service improvement programmes such as ‘Listening Into Action’ foster innovation and encourage staff at all levels to make a difference. This provides a foundation for those wanting to develop management skills and an environment where new ideas are embraced.


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