Palliative and end of life care

Palliative care

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This award category was offered for application in 2019. All categories for application in 2020 will be confirmed before we reopen for applications on 30 April 2020. To receive advance information and alerts, please register using the button above.

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We are seeking applications that focus on improving palliative and end of life care, particularly for less common life-threatening conditions. We are interested in projects that relate to the work in this area of health professionals and related sectors such as nurses, social workers, counsellors, community carers and volunteers, as well as communities. We also welcome applications that relate to relevant developments in medicine and other practice areas, that address relevant legal and ethical issues, or that consider the integration of this field into other areas of care.

This category is in partnership with Marie Curie and the Burdett Trust.

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Applications for 2021 Churchill Fellowships will open on 30 April 2020.

A life-changing opportunity

Have you ever wanted to explore new ideas in a subject close to your heart? Discover how things are done in other countries and bring that knowledge back home?

A Churchill Fellowship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand your horizons and make a difference. It offers up to two months overseas, researching a topic of your choice – and then a lifetime relationship to help you spread the global insights that you bring back.

Everyone can apply, regardless of age, background or qualifications, so long as they are a UK citizen aged 18 or over. We particularly welcome applicants who would not find funding elsewhere. Additional funding for interpreters is available.

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Fellows' impact in this field

Anne-Maria NewhamNursing Director Anne-Maria Newham travelled to New Zealand to explore their approach to end of life care. She has since begun working with Macmillan Cancer Support on a two year project to improve services and care for terminally ill patients and their carers, using the experiences of patients themselves to inform services.

Zoe BarberSurgical registrar Zoe Barber travelled to the USA  to study food delivery projects supporting terminally ill people. She has shared her findings through publishing in the British Medical Journal and presenting at conferences, and has met with members of the Health and Social Services Department at the Welsh Government.