Palliative & Supportive Care Consultants

Supportive Care UK Ltd is in the unique position of being able to offer consultant-led specialist supportive and palliative care services across the UK, making us the first and only company to be able to provide this type of support. We have a national chamber of senior consultant physicians in palliative medicine, all GMC registered and on the specialist register for palliative medicine, with substantive NHS contracts.

Our Supportive Care consultants will provide 2nd on call telephone support to cover all settings – including hospital, hospice and community services. Our “in-house” administrative team are available within working hours. They ensure excellent communication between hospital trusts and Supportive Care consultants, so that our service is seamless, and flexible according to the needs of the hospital or hospice.

Dr Richard Berman

Consultant Physician

Greater Manchester and Cheshire

Dr Adam Hurlow

Consultant in Palliative Medicine


Dr Paul Perkins

Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Gloucestershire and Worcestershire

Dr Declan Cawley

Consultant in Palliative Medicine


Dr Nicola Heron

Consultant in Palliative Medicine


Ashique Ahamed

Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Greater Manchester and Cheshire

Dr Jon Martin

Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Essex, South Camden and Islington

Dr Andrew Fletcher

Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Greater Manchester and Lancashire

Professor Matt Makin

Consultant in Palliative Medicine

North West

Dr Catherine Waight

Consultant in Palliative Medicine

West Sussex

Dr Laura Edwards

Consultant in Palliative Medicine


Dr Shelia Popert

Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Midlands and Worcestershire

Palliative & Supportive Care Nursing

Hayley Bains

Supportive Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

Diploma in Adult Nursing and Social Care, University of Manchester
Currently studying a BSc in Palliative and End of Life Care Degree, University of Chester

“The Supportive Care initiative is an exciting and valuable resource of expertise to support the complexity of innovative and inspiring cancer treatments. I feel that as a CNS this promotes compassionate, empathetic and transparency to patient centred care delivery within an ever changing, often challenging healthcare environment. It is an honour and privilege to work with such a passionate and dedicated team delivering a wealth of specialised care whilst maintaining hope to those experiencing a very difficult time.”

Palliative and end of life care

Palliative care is support for people who are getting towards the end of their life. The focus of care is to help people live as well as possible with terminal illness, as well as providing exceptional care at the very end of life.

If you have an illness that can’t be cured, palliative care professionals can help to make you as comfortable as possible, by managing pain and other symptoms. It involves psychological, social and spiritual support for you and your family or carers. This is called a holistic approach, because it deals with you as a “whole” person.

It is possible to access palliative care at home or in care homes, hospices or hospitals, depending on your needs and preference.  You may receive palliative care earlier in your illness while you are still receiving other therapies to treat your condition.

People who are approaching the end of life are entitled to high-quality care, wherever they’re being cared for.  If you are being cared for at home or in a care home, your GP has overall responsibility for your care.  Community nurses usually visit you at home, and family and friends may be closely involved in caring for you too.

What is supportive care?

Supportive care in cancer is the prevention and management of the adverse effects of cancer or cancer treatments. Supportive care can start at first diagnosis of cancer, continuing through treatment and during rehabilitation (after treatment has ended).

Supportive care treatments are also available for survivors of cancer who are experiencing problems.  Supportive care should be available to everyone at any stage. Experts in supportive care have skills in managing the problems caused by cancer or cancer treatments, and work alongside oncologists.

Good access to supportive care services has been shown to improve overall care, and can help to reduce the need for emergency admissions to hospital.

Supportive Care UK Ltd