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Professor Fliss Murtagh

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.

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 contributes to the undergraduate training of medical students at Hull York Medical School.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Inclusion of palliative and end of life care in health strategies aimed at integrated care: a documentary analysis [version 2; peer review: 2 approved]

Chambers, R. L., Pask, S., Higginson, I. J., Barclay, S., Murtagh, F. E., & Sleeman, K. E. (2023). Inclusion of palliative and end of life care in health strategies aimed at integrated care: a documentary analysis [version 2; peer review: 2 approved]. AMRC Open Research, 4, Article 19. https://doi.org/10.12688/amrcopenres.13079.2

Primary palliative care in Japan: needs estimation and projections – national database study with international comparisons

Ito, M., Aoyama, M., Murtagh, F. E. M., & Miyashita, M. (2022). Primary palliative care in Japan: needs estimation and projections – national database study with international comparisons. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, https://doi.org/10.1136/spcare-2022-003743

Parental death: a systematic review of support experiences and needs of children and parent survivors

Wray, A., Pickwell-Smith, B., Greenley, S., Pask, S., Bamidele, O., Wright, B., …Boland, J. W. (2022). Parental death: a systematic review of support experiences and needs of children and parent survivors. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, https://doi.org/10.1136/spcare-2022-003793

Charitably funded hospices and the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic: a mixed-methods study (CovPall)

Garner, I. W., Walshe, C., Dunleavey, L., Bradshaw, A., Preston, N., Fraser, L. K., …Higginson, I. J. (2022). Charitably funded hospices and the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic: a mixed-methods study (CovPall). BMC Palliative Care, 21(1), Article 176. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12904-022-01070-8

The range and suitability of outcome measures used in the assessment of palliative treatment for inoperable malignant bowel obstruction: A systematic review

Seddon, K., Bravington, A., Obita, G., Baddeley, E., Johnson, M. J., Murtagh, F. E., …Boland, J. W. (2022). The range and suitability of outcome measures used in the assessment of palliative treatment for inoperable malignant bowel obstruction: A systematic review. Palliative medicine, 36(9), 1336-1350. https://doi.org/10.1177/02692163221122352

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).

Lead investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

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

ENHANCE End of Life Care for Infants, Children and Young People: a mixed methods evaluation of current practice in the UK

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£27,004.00

Started

1 September 2021

Status

Ongoing

Project

Children's Palliative care Outcome Scale C-POS

Funder

EC European Commission

Grant

£27,022.00

Started

1 September 2018

Status

Ongoing

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

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

Complete

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

Co-investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

TRANSFORM: Improving shared decision-making in malignant bowel obstruction: An exploration of context-specific treatment pathways and experiences to inform intervention development for person-centred care

Funder

YCR Yorkshire Cancer Research

Grant

£210,701.00

Started

1 September 2021

Status

Ongoing

Project

SERENITY: Towards cancer patient empowerment for optimal use of antithrombotic therapy at the end of life

Funder

UKRI UK Research and Innovation

Grant

£198,784.00

Started

1 October 2022

Status

Ongoing

Project

Embedding co-creation, research and action: The North Yorkshire County Council-University of Hull HDRC - QR Funds

Funder

00 University of Hull

Grant

£22,419.00

Started

1 September 2022

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

Related to research interests

National/International learned society/body role

NIHR Senior Investigator

2020 - 2024

National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigators are among the most prominent and prestigious researchers funded by the NIHR and the most outstanding leaders of patient and people-based research within the NIHR research community. Collectively, Senior Investigators constitute the NIHR College of Senior Investigators, and are members of the NIHR Academy. More details at https://www.nihr.ac.uk/explore-nihr/academy-programmes/senior-investigators.htm

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