Paula ShepherdPaula Shepherd currently works as a Lung Cancer CNS at Liverpool University Hospital Foundation Trust . She qualified as an RGN in 2001 and her main experience has been gained within respiratory medicine, with a particular interest being lung cancer. She has been a Respiratory CNS since 2009 and began her role as a Lung Cancer CNS in 2011, moving to her current Trust in 2013.
Paula has completed numerous role specific degree modules previously and became a Non-Medical prescriber in March 2017. She is currently undertaking a MSc in advanced clinic practice, with her completed modules including, context of advanced practice, acute oncology, cardiorespiratory/neurology clinical examination and diagnostics, leadership, research and interpretation of medical imaging.
Her role as a Lung Cancer CNS involves supporting patients throughout their pathway from pre-diagnosis through to palliative care.
Paula has previously presented at the LCNUK conferences and was delighted to become a member of the committee in 2020.