Meet the team

Core team covering Lancashire & South Cumbria and Cheshire & Merseyside

Kathy Collins, Senior Clinical Network Manager

Email: k.collins5@nhs.net

Kathy has worked for the NHS for over 38 years with a clinical background in nursing. Prior to joining the Clinical Network, she held a number of nurse manager roles in an acute hospital trust within Merseyside before moving into the role of business manager for clinical services in specialist palliative care, gastroenterology, and infectious diseases. In her current role as Senior Manager within the North West Coast Clinical Network she is part of the senior management team and leads on Palliative & End of Life Care. Outside of work she is actively involved in the local community in various volunteer roles including bereavement support.

Carmel Wiseman, Programme Manager

Email: carmel.wiseman@nhs.net  

Carmel has had an extensive nursing career working in both the NHS and charitable sector, working most recently as Assistant Director of Cancer Nursing services at East Lancashire Hospital Trust and Clinical Manager for Rossendale Hospice.

As Clinical Network Programme Manager Carmel will help support the delivery plan across the ICS areas for Lancashire & South Cumbria and Cheshire & Merseyside with a particular focus on supporting EARLY identification and the National Audit in Care at the End of Life (NACEL)

Outside of work Carmel’s enjoys spending time with her two grown up daughters and her adorable Labrador, Bailey. She spends a lot of time with Bailey walking in the Yorkshire Dales where she has a static holiday home. Carmel loves reading and, when she is not in the Dales, spends a lot of time in her garden.

Kath Davies, Clinical Network Coordinator

Email: kathryn.davies16@nhs.net

Kath is a Clinical Network Coordinator in the Palliative and End of Life Care Network. She has worked in the NHS for over 25 years, previously as a Medical Secretary in a large NHS Trust supporting the Gastroenterology and Oncological Breast Surgery teams before moving on to work at St Rocco’s Hospice within the Palliative Care Team. This then led to a move to the Network’s palliative and end of life care team. Kath supports the Children’s Palliative Care Work Programmes for the North West.

Outside work Kath has a passion for yoga and mindfulness, interior design and upcycling furniture as well as walking two energetic dogs and, on occasion, two equally energetic grandchildren. Kath is studying to become a Yoga Instructor.

Lucy Lavelle, Clinical Network Officer

Email: lucy.lavelle2@nhs.net

Lucy joined the Palliative and End of Life Care Network team in 2020. She has worked for NHS England for 6 years and previously worked for West Yorkshire Police. In earlier years Lucy studied Environmental Sciences and worked in Thailand, Nevada (USA), and south Korea. In her Clinical Network Officer role, Lucy is the team lead for Records and Information Management. She runs the Future NHS collaboration platform and produces the Network’s newsletter ‘The Loop’. She provides support to the quarterly Network and STP/ICS meetings, L&SC EPaCCS Steering Group, and NW EoL Model review.

Outside work Lucy’s passion is the natural world. She enjoys gardening and cooking, walking the countryside with her dogs, and catching up with friends and family across the UK. She dreams of retreating to the wilds of Scotland for a bit of the “good life”!

Cheshire & Merseyside Palliative and End of Life Care Clinical Network Team

Dr Paula Powell, Specialist Palliative and End of Life Care Clinical Lead, Cheshire & Merseyside Clinical Network 

Prior to joining specialist palliative care in 2001 and taking up a Consultant post in palliative medicine in 2009 Paula worked as a GP. In her role as Specialist Palliative Care Clinical Lead, Paula provides clinical leadership to the clinical network and supports colleagues across Cheshire & Merseyside to improve specialist palliative care and end of life care; Paula also represents specialist palliative care on the Cheshire & Merseyside Health Care Partnership Palliative & End of Life Care programme board. In her substantive role Paula is Medical Director at Willowbrook Hospice covering St Helens & Knowsley. Paula has a keen interest is in education and working towards ensuring that all health and care professionals across Cheshire and Merseyside have the skills they need to support patients and families at end of life.

Dr Debbie Harvey, GP Palliative and End of Life Lead, Cheshire & Merseyside Clinical Network

In her role as GP Lead, Debbie provides clinical leadership to the clinical network and supports colleagues across Cheshire & Merseyside to improve end of life care clinical care; Debbie represents General Practice end of life care on the Cheshire & Merseyside Health Care Partnership Palliative & End of Life Care Programme Board and Chairs the Clinical Network DNA CPR working group. In her substantive role Debbie works as a portfolio GP and practices in South Sefton. She has previously worked in older people’s mental health services and holds a diploma in CBT. Most of her time is now spent focusing on cancer services and end of life care with a particular interest in older people, frailty, and care homes.

Dr Sinead Clarke, Cheshire & Merseyside Clinical Lead for Electronic Palliative Care Coordinating Systems (EPaCCS)

Sinead is a G.P. working in Nantwich, Cheshire. She has had an interest in palliative care throughout her career and worked as a G.P. assistant for a long time at St Luke’s Hospice in Cheshire. She now works as joint Medical Director for Cheshire CCG and is the Medical Lead for the Cheshire End of Life Partnership (EOLP). In her EPaCCS network role Sinead works to support colleagues across Cheshire & Merseyside and the Health Care Partnership Digital Programme to develop and implement EPaCCS locally

Sinead passionately believes that providing good holistic palliative care should be seen as the role of all health and social care professionals and that the network and local organisations can play a big role in enabling and supporting this.

Salli Jeynes, Education Strategy Lead and Chair of the Cheshire & Merseyside Education Strategy Group

Salli is a nurse and has worked in palliative care for over 30 years in various roles including specialist nurse, practice educator and nurse teacher.  As Education Strategy Lead for the Cheshire & Merseyside Palliative & End of Life Care Network Salli chairs the Education Strategy Network Group which represents all of the organisations and education centres providing training around end of life care across the area and promotes a consistent and inclusive approach to the development and delivery of high-quality education across Cheshire and Merseyside.

Salli’s  substantive position is Chief Executive of the End of Life Partnership (EoLP). The EoLP is an organisation which educates, innovates, and collaborates so that people are empowered to care with confidence and compassion at end of life. Salli’s main interests are education, developing the skills and confidence of care staff to support patients and families at end of life; and partnership working, helping organisations and people pool their resources and skills to work towards a better end of life experience for all.

Lancashire and South Cumbria Palliative and End of Life Care Clinical Network Team

Dr Claire Capewell, Specialist Palliative Care Clinical Lead, Lancashire & South Cumbria Clinical Network

Claire started her career as a G.P. in Morecambe Bay before moving to specialist training in the North West. She became a Consultant in Palliative Medicine in 2014. In her role as Specialist Palliative Care Clinical Lead, Claire provides  clinical leadership to the clinical network and supports colleagues across Lancashire & South Cumbria to improve specialist palliative care and end of life care. In her substantive role Claire works  principally with St. Catherine’s Hospice Community Palliative Care Team across Preston, Chorley and South Ribble. In her non-work, non-parent time she’s likely to be running up a hill.

Dr Hussain Moosa, GP End of Life Care Lead, Lancashire & South Cumbria Clinical Network

In his role as GP Lead, Hussain provides clinical leadership to the clinical network and supports colleagues across Lancashire & South Cumbria to improve end of life care clinical care.  In his substantive role Hussain is a GP partner at a practice in Blackburn and a Blackburn with Darwen CCG, Executive GP and clinical lead. He is leading Palliative and End of Life care in Pennine Lancs. Alongside this he is involved in the Long Covid MDTs with secondary care and OT colleagues. Outside of work Hussain enjoys going to the gym, playing football and he has a strong passion for all things motorcar related.

Helen McVey, Programme Project Lead, Lancashire and South Cumbria Clinical Network

Email: Helen.McVey@pendleside.org.uk

Helen is the programme project lead for Bereavement Services and the Specialist Palliative Care workforce review for the Lancashire & South Cumbria Health Care Partnership Palliative & End of Life Care Programme.

Helen has had an extensive nursing  career working in both the NHS and charitable sector. Her substantive role is CEO at Pendleside Hospice since 2015 having worked previously in the Hospice for eleven years in the roles of day therapy leader and clinical manager.

Outside of work Helen is a keen runner, volunteers as an enterprise adviser for a local high school and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.

Lynn Kelly, Education Strategy Lead and Chair of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Education Strategy Group

As Education Strategy Lead for the Lancashire & South Cumbria Palliative & End of Life Care Network Lynn chairs the Education Strategy Network Group, which represents all of the organisations and education centres providing training around end of life care across the area and promotes a consistent and inclusive approach to the development and delivery of high-quality education across Lancashire & South Cumbia

Lynn’s substantive position is Chief Executive for St Catherine’s Hospice in Preston. In her previous role she oversaw the development of Knowledge Exchange. This continues to thrive and enables the hospice to share specialised skills in end of life care and support other professionals to develop their knowledge, skills, and confidence in this area.

Dr Clare Finnegan, Clinical Lead for the North West Advisory Clinical Planning Management Guidance  (NWACPMG), Lancashire & South Cumbria Palliative & End of Life Care Clinical Network

In her role as NWACPMG Lead, Clare provides clinical leadership to the clinical network and supports colleagues across Lancashire & South Cumbria in responding to and implementing the guidance.  In her substantive role Clare is a Consultant in palliative medicine working across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Clare is passionate about the development of integrated services to ensure that every patient approaching the end of their lives gets the right care in the right place at the right time, in live with their wishes and values.  When not in work Clare is kept entertained by her young family and their dog.