The Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre brings together researchers, health and social care professionals from a range of disciplines, patients, families and members of the public to find and help deliver the best palliative care services and treatments.
We conduct palliative care research, and provide education and information relevant to the needs of people living with and dying from serious illness, their families and communities. We aim to improve quality of life and reduce inequalities in care, especially those driven by socio-economic status and diagnosis.
We are committed to involving patients, carers, families and local communities as active partners in shaping our research. We want to make sure that people with many different perspectives and experiences have the chance to influence what we do and how we do it. This helps us to focus on what really matters to people.
What is palliative care?
Palliative care is the active total care of people with progressive, life-limiting illness to help them to live well through control of symptoms, support for psychological, social and spiritual concerns and care for their families and friends.
Palliative care can be applied as an extra layer of care alongside treatment of medical conditions which aims to cure or prolong life. It should be available according to need, and not restricted by diagnosis or prognosis.
Discover more about our Centre and our research
The work of the Centre is making a real difference to patient’s lives – and their families too. Discover more about our inspirational people and our impactful research through our pages below.
If you are inspired by our research and you would like to collaborate, visit or study with us, please do get in touch: WolfsonPallCare@hyms.ac.uk
Our response to Covid-19
Our palliative care experts are working with health professionals, partners, patients and members of the public to improve palliative care for people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Latest Wolfson news
ERS Scientific Working Group 09.04
Ann Hutchinson is part of the new European Respiratory Society Scientific Working Group 09.04, who will support psychological and behavioural aspects of respiratory care, in order to improve multidisciplinary clinical practice, education, and research.
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Spotlight on: Global Palliative Care
Access to palliative care, particularly in low and middle income countries, is one of the world's health largest inequalities. Here at the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre, we are developing collaborations and workstreams to address some of these issues.
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The Five minute Fan Implementation Survey (FFITS) is an opportunity for clinicians’ (physiotherapists, nurses, doctors and occupational therapists) to let us know your views and experience of fan use pre-COVID and now.
EAPC blogging success
Our post on the EAPC blog: ‘Good news for chronic breathlessness from Down Under’ has been announced as one of the Top Ten most-viewed posts.