Welcome to the website of the Palliative & End of Life Care Group in Cambridge (PELiCam)!
Palliative and end of life care is a surprisingly small field of enquiry when you consider its universal relevance and complexity. The Cambridge Palliative & End of Life Care Group, is co-led by Professor Stephen Barclay and Dr Anna Spathis, is one of only a few centres for such research and teaching in the UK.
Our research is global in its collaborations, ambitions and quality. It is also frequently local – with our GP practices, hospices, hospitals, and our nearby institutions in the East of England – as we strive to making a tangible difference. Patient and public involvement forms an integral part of how we ensure our research is directly relevant to the very populations we study.
We work to elicit factors, trends, financial implications and other evidence that allows us to impact and engage with commissioners, organisational leaders, and policy makers.
A strong emphasis on teaching and capacity building underpins our research. Our colleagues provide undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision at the University of Cambridge, with added support for Academic Clinical Fellows.
Take a look at our other webpages and do get in touch if our work is of interest. Thank you for visiting!
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Cross-ARC Anticipatory Prescribing Study Day (21 September 2022)
Recent innovations and research in end-of-life anticipatory prescribing practice were discussed
Image: Angela Harper
COVID-19 and palliative care resources
This resource provides a list of publications on palliative and end of life care during and after the COVID-19 pandemic
Image: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
Prescribing ‘just in case’ drugs for people who are dying at home remains based on limited evidence
The research evidence for the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of ‘anticipatory prescribing’ for people approaching the end of life at…
New approaches needed to help ease symptoms amongst people in the last days of life
Patients in the last days of life at home or in care homes sometimes need fast access to medications to…
Uncertainty in serious illness: to the state of the science, and beyond
Dr Simon Noah Etkind is a member of the Cambridge Palliative and End of Life Care Research Group (PELiCam) at…
Invitation to community nurses to take part in an end-of-life care research study
Dr Alessandro Bosco, Dr Ben Bowers and colleagues at the Cambridge Palliative and End-of-Life Care Research Group (PELiCam) are conducting…
How the QNI Community Nursing Research Forum is building much-needed research capacity in nursing
The Community Nursing Research Forum has acquired 439 members in less than a year, and is helping to support clinical…