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Professor Fliss Murtagh

Professor of Palliative Care

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Hull York Medical School

Qualifications

  • PhD (King's College London)

Summary

Fliss qualified in medicine in the UK in 1986. She worked in General Practice for almost 10 years, and then undertook specialist training in palliative medicine. She is now a Professor of Palliative Care at Hull York Medical School, and Visiting Professor of Palliative Care at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, UK.

Undergraduate

Fliss is currently Academic Training Programme Director – North & East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire - and leads on postgraduate clinical academic training for Hull York Medical School (together with Dr Simon Hart). She also contribute to the undergraduate training of medical students at Hull York Medical School.

Journal Article

Health-related quality of life and well-being in people over 75 years of age with end-stage kidney disease managed with dialysis or comprehensive conservative care: A cross-sectional study in the UK and Australia

Shah, K. K., Murtagh, F. E., McGeechan, K., Crail, S., Burns, A., Tran, A. D., & Morton, R. L. (2019). Health-related quality of life and well-being in people over 75 years of age with end-stage kidney disease managed with dialysis or comprehensive conservative care: A cross-sectional study in the UK and Australia. BMJ open, 9(5), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027776

Towards person-centred care for people living with HIV: what core outcomes matter, and how might we assess them" A cross-national multi-centre qualitative study with key stakeholders

Bristowe, K., Clift, P., James, R., Josh, J., Platt, M., Whetham, J., …Harding, R. (2019). Towards person-centred care for people living with HIV: what core outcomes matter, and how might we assess them? A cross-national multi-centre qualitative study with key stakeholders. HIV Medicine, 20(8), 542-554. https://doi.org/10.1111/hiv.12758

Establishing key criteria to define and compare models of specialist palliative care: a mixed-methods study using qualitative interviews and Delphi survey

Firth, A. M., O’Brien, S. M., Guo, P., Seymour, J., Richardson, H., Bridges, C., …Murtagh, F. E. (2019). Establishing key criteria to define and compare models of specialist palliative care: a mixed-methods study using qualitative interviews and Delphi survey. Palliative medicine, https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216319858237

Managing uncertain recovery for patients nearing the end of life in hospital: a mixed-methods feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of the AMBER care bundle

Koffman, J., Yorganci, E., Yi, D., Gao, W., Murtagh, F., Pickles, A., …Evans, C. J. (2019). Managing uncertain recovery for patients nearing the end of life in hospital: a mixed-methods feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of the AMBER care bundle. Trials, 20(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-019-3612-0

What are the main symptoms and concerns reported by patients with advanced chronic heart failure"—a secondary analysis of the Palliative care Outcome Scale (POS) and Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale (IPOS)

Murtagh, F. (2019). What are the main symptoms and concerns reported by patients with advanced chronic heart failure?—a secondary analysis of the Palliative care Outcome Scale (POS) and Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale (IPOS). Annals of palliative medicine,

Research interests

Fliss is experienced in providing palliative care to a wide range of people with far advanced disease and their families, and has published extensively on palliative and end-of-life care needs, especially for older people and those with advanced kidney disease.

She is also experienced in research methods: cohort and cross sectional surveys, psychometrics, implementation and use of outcomes, especially the Integrated Palliative care (or Patient) Outcome Scale (see www.pos-pal.org).

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

ImproveCare: The management of clinical uncertainty in end of life care – a feasibility cluster RCT

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£7,379.00

Started

27 February 2017

Status

Complete

Project

C-Change: Delivering quality and cost-effective care across the range of complexity for those with advanced conditions in the last year of life

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£30,615.00

Started

27 February 2017

Status

Complete

Project

RESOLVE: Improving Health Status and Experience of Pain and other Symptoms for People with Advanced Cancer

Funder

YCR Yorkshire Cancer Research

Grant

£623,225.00

Started

1 June 2018

Status

Ongoing

Project

PrepareME: The Prepare Multi-Morbid Older People for End-stage Kidney Disease Trial

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£14,849.00

Started

1 January 2017

Status

Ongoing

Project

Industry Fellow at Queensland University of Technology (Travelling Fellowship)

Funder

Queensland University of Technology

Grant

£3,178.00

Started

20 January 2018

Status

Complete

Project

Children's Palliative care Outcome Scale C-POS

Funder

EC European Commission

Grant

£28,964.00

Started

1 September 2018

Status

Ongoing

Postgraduate supervision

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