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.
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, 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
Lovell N, Etkind SN, Bajwah S, Maddocks M, Higginson IJ. What influenced people with chronic or refractory breathlessness and advanced disease to take part and remain in a drug trial? A qualitative study. Trials 2020, 21:215 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-020-4129-2
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, 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
Lovell N, Etkind SN, Bajwah S, Maddocks M, Higginson IJ. To What Extent Do the NRS and CRQ Capture Change in Patients’ Experience of Breathlessness in Advanced Disease? Findings From a Mixed-Methods Double-Blind Randomized Feasibility Trial. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2019, 58(3):369-381.e7 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.06.004
Bone, A. E., Evans, C. J., Etkind, S. N., Sleeman, K. E., Gomes , B., Aldridge, M., Keep, J., Verne, J. & Higginson, I. J. Factors associated with older people’s emergency department attendance towards the end of life: A systematic review: European Journal of Public Health 2019 29(1):67-74 https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky241.
Lovell, N., Etkind, S. N., Bajwah, S., Maddocks, M. & Higginson, I. J. Control and context are central for people with advanced illness experiencing breathlessness: A systematic review and thematic-synthesis: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2019 57(1):140-155.e2 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.09.021
Lovell N, Wilcock A, Bajwah S, Etkind SN, Jolley CJ, Maddocks M, Higginson IJ: Mirtazapine for chronic breathlessness? A review of mechanistic insights and therapeutic potential. Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine 2019, 13(2):173-180 https://doi.org/10.1080/17476348.2019.1563486
Etkind SN, Bone AE, Lovell N, Higginson IJ, Murtagh FEM. Influences on care preferences of older people with advanced illness: A systematic review and thematic synthesis. JAGS 2018; 66(5) 1031-1039 https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15272
Brighton LJ,* Pask S,* Benalia H, Bailey S, Sumerfield M, Witt J, de Wolf-Linder S, Etkind S, Murtagh FEM, Koffman J, Evans CJ. Taking Patient and Public Involvement Online: Qualitative evaluation of an online forum for palliative care and rehabilitation research. BMC Research Involvement and Engagement 2018 4:14 https://doi.org/10.1186/s40900-018-0097-z *Joint first authors.
Bone A, Gomes B, Etkind SN, Verne J, Murtagh FEM, Evans C, Higginson IJ. What is the impact of population ageing on the future provision of end-of-life care? Population-based projections of place of death. Palliative Medicine 2017; 32(2) 329-336 https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216317734435 *Winner of the 2017 most original research paper at CLAHRC South London
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
Etkind SN & Koffman J. Approaches to managing uncertainty in people with life-limiting conditions: role of communication and palliative care. Postgraduate Medical Journal 2016; 92 412-417 https://doi.org/10.1136/postgradmedj-2015-133371
Etkind SN, Karno J, Edmonds PM, et al. Supporting patients with uncertain recovery: The use of the AMBER care bundle in an acute hospital. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 2015; 5(1) 95-8.
Etkind SN, Daveson BA, Kwok W, et al. Capture, Transfer, and Feedback of Patient-Centered Outcomes Data in Palliative Care Populations: Does It Make a Difference? A Systematic Review. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2015;49(3) 611-24. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2014.07.010