Dr Cathryn Chadwick, VP for Training and Assessment

Dr Cathryn Chadwick
College Officer

Cathryn Chadwick became Vice President for Training and Assessment on 1 July 2021.

Cathryn is a General Paediatric Consultant at Northampton General Hospital where she has a neonatal interest. She graduated in medicine from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1987 and initially worked in London and the South East training as a GP. After moving to the Midlands, she qualified as a GP before stepping into paediatrics and completing paediatric training in the East Midlands and Oxford. She was appointed as a consultant in Northampton in 2004.

Cathryn has enjoyed a career as a DGH paediatrician with particular interests in supporting breastfeeding and family integrated care alongside developing an interest in medical education. She was Head of School in East Midlands from 2016 to 2021.

Away from her day job, Cathryn has been involved with the charity Dreamflight for over 20 years, leading a team to take children whose lives are limited by illness or disability on trip of a lifetime to Florida.

Having had the privilege to work in primary, secondary and tertiary care settings during her career, Cathryn is excited by the opportunities in the new curriculum for trainees to develop capabilities to provide holistic, joined up care for children and young people.

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COVID-19 and paediatric training

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