Lucy co-leads the University of Bristol’s Palliative and End of Life Care Research Group. Formerly a teacher, she started medical school in Bristol as a mature student. She is now practicing as a GP in South Gloucestershire, whilst studying for a PhD exploring the communication of poor prognosis between hospital clinicians and GPs.
Lucy is interested in interprofessional communication and coordination of care for people who are approaching the end of life.
Pocock LV, Purdy S, Barclay S, Murtagh FEM and Selman LE. Communication of poor prognosis between secondary and primary care: protocol for a systematic review with narrative synthesis. BMJ Open 2021;11:e055731. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2021-055731
Pocock L, Morris R, French L and Purdy S. Underutilisation of EPaCCS (Electronic Palliative Care Coordination Systems) in end-of life-care: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care Published Online First: 09 April 2021. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002798
Goodwin L, Proctor A, Kirby K, Black S, Pocock L, Richardson, S, Stonehouse, J, Taylor, H, Voss S and Benger J. Staff stakeholder views on the role of UK paramedics in advance care planning for patients in their last year of life. 24 January 2021, Progress in Palliative Care.
Johnson HJ, Brighton LJ, Clark J, Roberts H, Pocock L, Ogden M, Kumar R, Gardiner C, Higginson IJ, and Evans CJ (2020). Experiences, concerns, and priorities for palliative care research during the COVID-19 pandemic: A rapid virtual stakeholder consultation with people affected by serious illness in England. 26 June 2020, Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London.
Pocock L, MacKichan F, Deibel F, Mills A and Wye L. Stories from the fourth age: Autonomy and the lives of older care home residents. 27 April 2020, Ageing and Society.
Pocock L, French L, Farr M, Morris R and Purdy S. Impact of electronic palliative care coordination systems (EPaCCS) on care at the end of life across multiple care sectors, in one clinical commissioning group area, in England: a realist evaluation protocol. 31 March 2020, BMJ Open.
Pocock LV, Wye L, French LR and Purdy S. Barriers to GPs identifying patients at the end-of-life and discussions about their care: a qualitative study, Family Practice, Volume 36, Issue 5, October 2019, Pages 639–643, doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmy135
Pocock, L.V., Ives, A., Pring, A., Verne, J., Purdy, S. Factors associated with hospital deaths in the oldest old: a cross-sectional study. March 2016, Age and ageing. 45(3):372-6.