Mike Bennet, St Gemma’s Professor of Palliative Medicine
I work clinically two days a week supporting community services, which means I undertake outpatient clinics and visits. I also provide medical advice and support to the community nursing team.
I enjoy helping people at this difficult stage of their lives, particularly improving pain and symptom control.
I spend the rest of the week at the Academic Unit, in partnership with the University of Leeds, where I lead a team of 10 research staff. I hope that the Academic Unit can improve clinical care through research, teaching and putting evidence into practice.
The Academic Unit works with other professionals, for example training local GPs to help improve care for patients across Leeds and not just here in the Hospice. The research we do improves the end of life for people here in Leeds, across the country and globally.