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Palliative & supportive care

There is so much to think about during the last days of someone’s life, but knowing you’re in safe hands, with the right support in place, can make it a peaceful experience. We’ve brought together some of the UK’s most highly-rated palliative care specialists, to help and reassure patients and their families throughout this difficult time.

All of our consultants are GMC registered and on the specialist register for palliative medicine. They work with hospitals and hospices across the UK, as well as treating private patients.

Dr Richard BermanDr Adam HurlowDr Ashique AhamedProfessor Matt MakinDr Jonathan MartinDr Declan Cawley
Meet the team

Supporting patients at every stage

Our expert consultants help cancer patients throughout their cancer journey, from initial diagnosis and treatment to care and support for those reaching the last days of their lives.

Developing an initial treatment plan
Adapting interventions as circumstances change
Assessing and managing pain and side effects
Helping make patients’ final weeks and months pain-free
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Meet the palliative & supportive care team

Dr Richard Berman
Dr Richard Berman
Consultant in Palliative Medicine
Greater Manchester and Cheshire

Qualifications: MBBS FRCP

Special Interests: Supportive Care; Palliative Medicine

Responsibilities: Consultant supportive care physician; NHS England National Lead for Enhanced Supportive Care

Dr Berman is founder and director of supportive care UK Ltd and supportive and palliative care physician at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester. He specialises in the prevention and management of the adverse effects of cancer and cancer treatments, including care for those reaching the last days of their lives. He is also NHS England’s National Clinical Lead for Enhanced Supportive Care – this is a new initiative being rolled out across England, to improve access to supportive care for patients going through cancer treatment at any stage.

Professor Matt Makin
Professor Matt Makin
Consultant in Palliative Medicine
North West

Qualifications: MB, ChB. MA. MD. FRCPE.

Special Interests: He has a particular interest in symptom control and the management of progressive neurological disease.

During his specialist training in Palliative Medicine in Liverpool, Matt also studied Clinical Ethics to Masters level at Keele University and completed a Medical Doctorate in Pharmacology. A Consultant in Palliative Care Medicine since 2001, Matt initially worked in North Wales working in Hospital, Hospice and Community Settings before starting practice in Palliative Care Medicine in North Manchester in 2016.

Dr Declan Cawley
Dr Declan Cawley
Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Qualifications: FRCP MRCGP

Special Interests: Palliative Medicine

Responsibilities: Responsible for clinical care within the hospital palliative care team, hospice and community teams as well as actively involved in several research areas in particular end stage respiratory disease.

Dr Cawley qualified in Ireland and has spent time in various areas of the country gaining a breadth and depth of experience in various healthcare settings. Excellent care starts with the patient and ensures all decisions are centered on the best available evidence and what the patient and their carer need.