Meet the Team

Kathryn Richardson

Nurse Education Lead

Kathryn or Kat as known to her colleague’s in DREEAM. 

Her role as nurse education lead for the Emergency Department (ED)/DREEAM has many responsibilities. Her main responsibility is for the training & development of all ED staff and educators, both nursing & medical. This is delivered within the clinical arena & classroom in which a variety of different teaching methods are used, including small group teaching, simulations and clinical skills to name just a few. Alongside ED staff are student nurses, and trainee nurse associates who are supported within their ED experience. Kat is also the course director for a number of external community courses that DREEAM deliver.

Kat studied at the University of Nottingham where she achieved her Diploma in nursing.  In her time within NUH she has worked mainly within the Maxillofacial & ED specialities. Kat has a very keen interest in minor injuries particularly in wound care & suturing, she enjoys spending her clinical time suture assessing in ED theatre. Her main achievement whilst being in DREEAM has been the development & launch of the ED Foundation Nurse Project which has been written and integrated with the RCN Emergency Nurse Competency Framework.

Outside of work Kat enjoys time with her family & is an avid tea drinker. She also loves Italian food!!