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Amy Kerr

Heartlands Hospital / senior tjoracic surgery research nurse

Amy Kerr is a Senior Thoracic Research Nurse at Heartlands Hospital. She has 5 year background working as a Thoracic Surgical Nurse and 8 years in Thoracic Research.
Over the past 8 years Amy has been key in the setup of the thoracic surgery research team, and is project lead for the Rehabilitation for Operated lung Cancer (ROC) programme, currently spreading the programme throughout the West Midlands and beyond. She has created a DVD and a handbook for Thoracic surgical patients based on enhanced recovery and key elements of the ROC programme, these are being used to help prepare patients pre, perioperative and post-surgery.
Moving rehabilitation into the 21st century she is involved in the design of the rehabilitation APP “fit for Surgery” based on the ROC programme.
She is an active member of the NLCFN, Thoracic Surgical Group and Research Interest subgroups and expert advisory panel member for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
With a passion in enhanced recovery in lung surgery and improving patient outcomes she has now completed a Masters in research where she conducted a randomised controlled trial to investigate the effectiveness of a nutritional Intervention to enhance patient recovery after elective major lung surgery.