IPS Speaker Kerry Holden

Kerry Holden

Deputy Director of IP&C Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Having worked in infectious diseases and Infection Prevention and Control for the last 14 years Kerry is now Deputy Director of IP&C Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS foundation Trust. An active member of the Infection Prevention Society, Kerry is the co-ordinator of the IPS Education and Professional development committee and Chair of the Chief Nursing Officers national IPC shared professional decision making council. A published author of peer reviewed articles, Kerry also enjoys speaking at conferences to improve patient safety and prevent healthcare associated infections. Presenting most recently across the UK on the prevention of hospital acquired pneumonia through improving patient mouth care. Passionate about expanding and evolving the role of IPC Nurses Kerry is an independent Nurse prescriber and uses her role to support Nursing involvement in Antimicrobial stewardship.