I am a senior clinical lecturer (Lancaster Medical School) and an honorary consultant in palliative medicine (Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Marie Curie Hospice Liverpool). I have been awarded a Fellowship to visit the USA and the Netherlands to research how digital health technologies can be used effectively to improve palliative care.
The Fellowship provides me with an amazing opportunity to observe international examples of digital innovation in palliative care. I am delighted to have the opportunity to meet multidisciplinary experts who are using technology in clinical practice, in order to identify how this learning can improve UK palliative care. I am excited about the potential to collaborate with other Fellows.
The aim of my Fellowship is to improve UK palliative care by better use of technology and through clinical innovation, research and policy reform. Guidelines, developed and written in partnership with Marie Curie, will provide recommendations on how digital health can improve palliative care.