@NHS from 28/08/17 to 01/09/17
Job title: Macmillan palliative medicine consultant
Place of work: St George’s NHS Foundation Trust
I’m a Macmillan palliative medicine consultant working as part of an advisory team at St George’s. I work with a great team of clinical nurse specialists providing expertise to patients with life limiting illnesses both cancer and other conditions. We see people and their families often at the end of their lives but want to encourage everyone to plan ahead and talk openly about their illness.
I also have a research interest in the longer term effects of life after successful cancer treatment, the side effects of cancer treatment and how to manage symptoms.
I’ve worked with Macmillan, Marie Curie, the General Medical Council and the Royal College of Physiciansto promote the work we do and obviously use twitter as my preferred medium to get the wider message across.
I’m proud of the work I do and while tricky to explain to others it’s a vital service we offer.