Dr Elizabeth Hindmarsh
I graduated in 1981 from the University of Liverpool Medical School and became a General Practitioner in 1986. As my family grew ( I have three children), I worked part-time before becoming a GP partner in North Staffordshire in 1993. Here I spent 17 very rewarding years caring for patients and being involved in undergraduate medical education.
I believe passionately that all dying people and their families should have access to appropriate support at this very difficult time in their lives. In 2009 I started working occasional sessions at Katharine House Hospice, becoming Medical Director in 2010 and gaining a Diploma in Palliative Medicine in 2012. I feel exceptionally privileged to be sharing the patient’s and their families’ journey and to work amongst such a highly skilled and motivated group of people, both professionals and volunteers alike.
Teaching the doctors of tomorrow the importance of good end-of-life care remains a priority, and I am involved in teaching medical students from both Keele and Birmingham universities.