Academic Unit of Palliative Care

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The Academic Unit of Palliative Care is a partnership between St Gemma’s Hospice and the University of Leeds.

The St Gemma’s Academic Unit of Palliative Care trains health professionals from across the city and carries out research, the results of which are used to improve patient care.

We aim to be recognised internationally as an outstanding model for improving care of those approaching the end of life through integrated research, teaching and clinical practice.

Our work is guided by our values:

  • Respect and value patients, carers, staff and all those we work with
  • Innovate and integrate with local clinical practice
  • Inspire and support continual development and sharing of knowledge
  • Build capacity to ensure a sustainable academic unit
  • Be responsible and accountable for the standard of our work

The Academic Unit of Palliative Care links academic and clinical partners and is physically located on two sites; St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds and the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences. This underpins our commitment to integrated clinical academic practice.

Find out more about the Academic Unit of Palliative Care:

‘I carried on with research for my dying friend’

Latest Blogs

Improving Dementia Care Training for Hospice Staff in Yorkshire and the Humber

Studying for the European Certificate of Essential Palliative Care at St Gemma’s Hospice

Key Staff Members

St Gemma's Professor of Palliative Medicine

St Gemma's Head of Learning & Teaching