End of life care

Welcome to this podcast for Our Future Health, the Royal College of Physicians major new policy project exploring challenges facing doctors, patients, health and healthcare in 2018. This project is a yearlong campaign of multimedia outputs designed to start difficult conversations about the issues threatening the health care system (the NHS, physicians, patients). The data captured at these events and some surveys will influence future policy work for the college.

A discussion around one of the major difficulties facing physicians, patients and the health care system – end of life care with a panel of;
• Professor Jane Dacre, President of the Royal College of Physicians
• Professor Bee Wee, NHS End of Life Care Director
• Dr Amy Proffitt, Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Barts Health and Honorary Secretary to the Association for Palliative Medicine Great Britain and Ireland, and
• Claire Myerson, patient with metastatic, advanced breast cancer and patient advocate member of charity Breast Cancer Care’s ChangeMakers group