Kerry qualified as a registered nurse in 1991 in Hereford where her career focused on medical management of patients. Kerry commenced her role as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Respiratory in 1997 where she was instrumental in developing and leading respiratory nursing services for the acute trust in Hereford. This role also enabled the early development of forging links with Practice Nursing and District Nursing teams to improve respiratory patient care. Kerry has been involved in many regional and national respiratory projects in an advisory capacity, including transformation of oxygen services across the UK and development of the oxygen ordering system with the Department of Health. She currently sits on the Interstitial Lung Disease Interdisciplinary Network committee as a primary care representative and recently stepped down from the COPD lead role for the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists.
Kerry moved into primary care in 2014 and currently works as an Advanced Respiratory Nurse Practitioner and joint Clinical Director for Hereford Medical Group, which is a large Primary Care Network of over 50,000 patients. Kerry's leadership role enables her to impact on patient services at a local level and raises the profile of nursing roles and nursing leaders. Due to her extensive clinical knowledge, experience and exposure to health care delivery across Herefordshire, Kerry can fully appreciate how collaboration of services can be cultivated as the NHS progresses into integrated teams for the benefit of the system and the patient.
Kerry constantly strives to influence and improve the delivery of patient centric care by delivering a wide range of education at both academic and non-academic level across the UK to multi professional teams.