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Kath Arrowsmith

Kath Arrowsmith

Chief Nurse, Bolton GP Federation

My name is Kath Arrowsmith, I am proud to say I have worked within our town’s GP Federation since 2018, firstly as a General Practice Nurse, going on to become Lead Nurse and then progressing on to the role of Chief Nurse in 2021. Throughout the last 38 years I have worked in primary, community and social care, and have experience of working within the NHS, general practice, private sector, local authority and charity organisations. Initially I worked as a Health Care Assistant in a care home, moving into nursing as a Marie Curie Nurse, Community Nurse, Specialist Practitioner District Nurse, Educator and Facilitator and then as a GPN and Specialist Nurse.

During the Covid-19 pandemic our team developed new ways of working, which has inspired us to replicate those methods across the town and to deliver much needed healthcare provision to some of our most vulnerable patients and in some of our most deprived areas. The innovation of the whole team has been recognised over the past years and has seen the team achieving several awards, both locally and regionally. Personally, to have received the prestigious Queen’s Nurse award in 2022, was the pinnacle of my career.

I am passionate about all nursing roles, about recruitment, retention, staff development and education. I am proud to be in a position which enables me to support primary, community and social care across the whole of Greater Manchester. It is a privilege to work with such an inspirational team and it gives me a profound sense of pride and achievement to see the team grow, and continue to go from strength to strength with each passing year. The hard work and dedication of the team supports excellent patient care across our region, keeping them at the heart of all that we do.

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