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Professor Karen Forbes

Name:   Professor Karen Forbes Karen Forbes
Current Post:   Professorial Teaching Fellow and Consultant in Palliative Medicine 
Specialties:   Palliative Medicine
Medical qualifications:  



Date of registration:   1985
Membership of professional bodies:  

Fellow Royal College of Physicians, Association for Palliative Medicine






Special clinical interests:  

Improving end of life care and education to improve palliative care for all.


Professional profile/background:  

Consultant in Palliative Medicine.  Works clinically half time and for the University of Bristol half time.  One of three consultants on the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust advisory palliative care team, a multidisciplinary team supporting staff in providing general palliative care for patients, and advising on patients with complex or specialist palliative care needs. The teams sees inpatients on all UH Bristol wards, has a weekly outpatient clinic and liaises closely with St Peter's Hospice staff, who provide community palliative care input once patients are discharged from hospital.

Professorial appointment on the basis of University teaching role - runs the palliative care and oncology teaching for the final year of the medical undergraduate programme and is currently final year lead.  Also runs a Masters programme in Palliative Medicine at the University of Bristol.



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