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Academic Unit of Palliative Care

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The Academic Unit of Palliative Care

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

The Academic Unit trains health professionals from across the city, runs in-person and online palliative care training courses for professionals, 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 links academic and clinical partners and is physically located on two sites; St Gemma’s Hospice in Moortown in North Leeds and the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences. This underpins our commitment to integrated clinical academic practice.

“St Gemma’s is amazing, everyone was incredibly welcoming and flexible to whatever we wanted to learn about…”

Find out more about the St Gemma’s Academic Unit of Palliative Care:

Further Information:

University Teaching Hospice Status

Our Conference Centre and Facilities

The AUPC Annual Report 2020/21

AUPC Placement Application

“The Hospice visit was incredibly organised and I really enjoyed this placement. Every single member of staff I spoke to was helpful and approachable…”

Latest News

‘I carried on with research for my dying friend’

Latest Blogs from the AUPC

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