St Gemma's Academic Unit of Palliative Care

We aim to be recognised internationally as an outstanding model for improving care of those approaching the end of life through integrated research, teaching and clinical practice. Our work is guided by our values:

  • Respect and value patients, carers, staff and all those we work with
  • Innovate and integrate with local clinical practice
  • Inspire and support continual development and sharing of knowledge 
  • Build capacity to ensure a sustainable academic unit
  • Be responsible and accountable for the standard of our work
The St Gemma's Academic Unit of Palliative Care links academic and clinical partners and is physically located on two sites; Leeds Institute of Health Sciences and St Gemma’s Hospice. This underpins our commitment to integrated clinical academic practice.
Head of Academic Unit: Professor Mike Bennett
St. Gemma's Professor of Palliative Medicine

Senior Academic Support Secretary: Lynn Auty 
Contacts at St Gemma's Hospice
Trish Stockton
Head of Teaching and Learning
Academic Unit of Palliative Care Support Secretary



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Unequal access to hospice care across England

Adults with incurable diseases - including dementia, liver failure and stroke are not being referred to palliative care from hospices early enough during their illness, according to new research.

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