PhD, MRCP, DTMH, BA, MBBChir
Simon Noah studied medicine at Emmanuel College Cambridge before undertaking postgraduate training in London and Sussex. He is currently training as a specialist registrar in palliative care. Simon has undertaken research alongside his clinical training, both as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow (2012 – 2015) and as a Clinical PhD Fellow (2016 – 2019) at King’s College London. He continues to combine clinical and academic work in his Clinical Lecturer post.
Simon’s research focuses on improving care for older people living with multiple illnesses or clinical syndromes such as frailty. His PhD thesis explored how the care preferences of frail older people are influenced following acute illness episodes. He is interested in the uncertainties inherent to complex illness trajectories, and how we can optimise care to address uncertainty and improve patient and carer experience.
Simon is co-chair of the Association for Palliative Medicine (APM) trainees committee.
For a full list of publications, please visit https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2863-8893
Bone AE, Evans CJ, Henson LA, Etkind SN, Higginson IJ. Influences on emergency department attendance among frail older people with deteriorating health: a multicentre prospective cohort study Public Health 2021 194: 4 – 10 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2021.02.031
Finucane AM, Bone AE, Etkind S, et al. How many people will need palliative care in Scotland by 2040? A mixed-method study of projected palliative care need and recommendations for service delivery. BMJ Open 2021;11:e041317. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041317
Johnson H, Ogden M, Brighton LJ, Etkind SN, Oluyase A, Chukwusa E, Yu P, de Wolf-Linder S, Smith P, Bailey S, Koffman J, Evans, C. Patient and public involvement in palliative care research: What works, and why? A qualitative evaluation. Palliative Medicine 2021 35(1), pp. 151–160 https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216320956819
Etkind SN, Lovell N, Bone AE, Guo P, Nicholson C, Murtagh FEM, Higginson IJ. The stability of care preferences following acute illness: a mixed methods prospective cohort study of frail older people. BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:370 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-020-01725-2
Etkind SN, Bone AE, Lovell N, Cripps RL, Harding R, Higginson IJ, Sleeman KE. The role and response of palliative care and hospice services in epidemics and pandemics: a rapid review to inform practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2020 60(1): e31 – e 40 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.03.029
Koffman J, Gross J, Etkind SN, Selman L. Uncertainty and COVID-19: how are we to respond? Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 2020 113(6): 211-216. https://doi.org/10.1177/0141076820930665
Lovell N, Maddocks M, Etkind SN, Taylor K, Carey I, Vora V, Marsh L, Higginson IJ, Prentice W, Edmonds P, Sleeman KE. Characteristics, symptom management and outcomes of 101 patients with COVID-19 referred for hospital palliative care. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2020 60(1): e77 – e81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.04.015
Etkind SN, Lovell N, Nicholson C, Higginson IJ, and Murtagh FEM. Finding a ‘new normal’ following acute illness: A qualitative study of influences on frail older people’s care preferences. Palliative Medicine 2019, 33(3): 301–311 https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216318817706
Sleeman KE, De Brito M, Etkind SN, Nkhoma K, Guo P, Higginson IJ, Gomes B, Harding R: The escalating global burden of serious health-related suffering: projections to 2060 by world regions, age groups and health conditions. The Lancet Global Health 2019, 7(7): e883-e892 https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(19)30172-X
Etkind SN, Bone AE, Gomes B, Lovell N, Evans CE, Higginson IJ, Murtagh FEM. How many people will need palliative care in 2040? Past trends, future projections and implications for services. BMC Medicine 2017; 15:102 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-017-0860-2
Etkind SN, Bristowe K, Bailey K, Selman L, Murtagh FEM. How does uncertainty shape patient experience in advanced illness? A secondary analysis of qualitative data. Palliative Medicine 2016; 31(2) 171 – 180 https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216316647610