Markus delivers clinical cardiology services at Northwest Anglia NHS Hospital Trust and works as a GP at a local surgery with a special interest in heart failure and related co-morbidities.
He works as a post-doctoral researcher at the Palliative and End of Life Care Group (PELiCAM) at the Primary Care Unit, University of Cambridge. Before moving to Cambridge, he completed a DPhil at the University of Oxford investigating the optimisation of advance care planning (ACP) in heart failure. Further, he is involved with the departmental MPhil programme and contributes to the medical student teaching of PELiCAM. His publications (see below) have gained national and international interest.
His current research is concerned with improving the quality of life of patients suffering from heart failure and advanced multimorbidities. Together with patients, carers, clinicians, researchers and commissioners, he has developed a new way to improve palliative care in heart failure. Now, he wants to test how acceptable and effective this new approach is for a more diverse and larger number of multimorbid participants. So, he is preparing an application for a programme of research.
His research is supported by an advisory group of patients with heart failure and members of the public. They are involved in writing funding applications, developing research documents, recruitment approaches, developing the intervention and helping sharing of the findings.
Schichtel, M, MacArtney JI, Wee B, Boylan AM (2021) Implementing advance care planning in heart failure: a qualitative study of primary care health professionals. BrJGenPract.2021;71:e550-e560 https://bjgp.org/content/71/708/e550?ct=ct
Cowey E, Schichtel M, Cheyne JD, Mead G (2021) Palliative care after stroke: A review. IntJStroke. doi:10.1177/17474930211016603
Schichtel M, Wee B, Perera R, Onakpoya I, Albury C.(2021) Effect of Behavior Change Techniques Targeting Clinicians to Improve Advance Care Planning in Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. AnnBehavMed; 55,5: pp 383-398; https://doi.org/10.1093/abm/kaaa075
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (2020) SIGNAL “Advance care plans improve quality of life for heart failure patients” Published on 12 February 2020; doi: 10.3310/signal-000878
Schichtel M, Wee B, Perera R, Onakpoya I, Albury C, Barber S. (2019) Clinician-targeted interventions to improve advance care planning in heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Heart; doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-314758
Schichtel M, Wee B, Perera R, Onakpoya I. (2019) The effect of advance care planning in heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Gen Internal Medicine. DOI: 10.1007/s11606-019-05482-w
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (2019) SIGNAL “Routine engagement in end of life planning can improve health outcomes for people with heart failure.” Published on 30 July 2019 doi: 10.3310/signal-000801.
Schichtel M, Wee B, MacArtney JI, Collins S. (2019) Clinician barriers and facilitators to heart failure advance care plans: a systematic literature review and qualitative evidence synthesis. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care; doi:10.1136/ bmjspcare-2019-001747