Tracy  Smith, RN,  MSC, BSc, PG Dip Teaching & Learning

Associate Facilitator

Tracy began nursing in the 1980s in Edinburgh and very quickly realised that palliative and end of life care was where her interest and passion lay. She then set off on a long and fulfilling career with Marie Curie in clinical, management, and educational roles.

Education and practice development have been Tracy’s focus for the last 20 years and she has felt privileged to work with individuals and teams in acute, community and hospice services on a local and national basis. Part of this role has been to act as a clinical supervisor and provide training to enable people to become effective supervisors themselves. She now leads and supports other supervisors nationally, knowing and understanding first hand the benefits of supervision and the resilience-based model and is excited to continue this work with FoNS as an Associate Facilitator. Complementing the supervision role, Tracy is also a Schwartz Round facilitator where the emotional impact of caring is explored.

Threaded through all this work is a belief that healthy workplace cultures are essential for the delivery of compassionate, safe, and effective clinical care. One of the most rewarding parts of Tracy’s career has been to attend Queen Margaret University to explore this in depth and she has subsequently supported and facilitated teams to build and strengthen workplace cultures.