I am a physiotherapist and have worked in cancer care for over 23 years. In this time I have experienced a number of opportunities working in different roles across clinical services including complex rehabilitation in neuro- and haemato-oncology, and as operational lead for physiotherapy services.  I have recently completed a Darzi Fellowship in Clinical Leadership leading a quality improvement project to develop a trust-wide physical activity strategy at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. 

In September 2019 I became a Physical Activity Clinical Champion as part of a Public Health England and Sport England programme called ‘Moving Healthcare Professionals’. The aim is to increase the knowledge, skills and confidence of healthcare professionals in promoting physical activity to patients. 

I have also had the opportunity to continue my own professional development with completion of an MSc in Rehabilitation, and Post-Graduate Certificates in both Clinical and Higher Education, and Oncology, and have just obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership for Health as part of the Darzi Fellowship programme.

I am passionate about personalised care, rehabilitation, education and the role physical activity has to influence health and wellbeing. I recognise the importance of clinical leadership to ensure these are incorporated into practice effectively. 

I have now returned to my previous role as a Lecturer Practitioner at The Royal Marsden School supporting the preparation of our education programmes for revalidation and facilitating the implementation of the physical activity strategy into clinical practice within the Trust. 

Contact details:

Katharine.Malhotra@rmh.nhs.uk

020 7808 2118

Katharine Malhotra | The Royal Marsden School
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