Professor Fliss Murtagh

Professor Fliss Murtagh

Professor of Palliative Care

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Hull York Medical School

Qualifications

  • PhD / DPhil (King's College London)
  • MBBS (University of 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, Director of the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre, and Visiting Professor of Palliative Care at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, UK.

Fliss contributes to the undergraduate training of medical students at Hull York Medical School, and to postgraduate training across a range of disciplines.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Advance care planning for patients with end-stage kidney disease on dialysis: narrative review of the current evidence, and future considerations

Adenwalla, S. F., O’Halloran, P., Faull, C., Murtagh, F. E. M., & Graham-Brown, M. P. M. (2024). Advance care planning for patients with end-stage kidney disease on dialysis: narrative review of the current evidence, and future considerations. Journal of Nephrology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40620-023-01841-3

A casemix classification for those receiving specialist palliative care during their last year of life across England: the C-CHANGE research programme

Murtagh, F. E., Guo, P., Firth, A., Yip, K. M., Ramsenthaler, C., Douiri, A., …Higginson, I. J. (2023). A casemix classification for those receiving specialist palliative care during their last year of life across England: the C-CHANGE research programme. Programme Grants for Applied Research, 11(7), https://doi.org/10.3310/plrp4875

Implementing patient-centred outcome measures in palliative care clinical practice for adults (IMPCOM): Protocol for an update systematic review of facilitators and barriers

Antunes, B., Barclay, S., Kuhn, I., Eagar, K., Bausewein, C., Murtagh, F., …Shokraneh, F. (2023). Implementing patient-centred outcome measures in palliative care clinical practice for adults (IMPCOM): Protocol for an update systematic review of facilitators and barriers. F1000Research, 12, Article 224. https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.131479.2

Development of a Core Outcome Set for the research and assessment of malignant bowel obstruction

Bravington, A., Obita, G., Baddeley, E., Johnson, M., Murtagh, F., Currow, D., …Boland, J. (2023). Development of a Core Outcome Set for the research and assessment of malignant bowel obstruction. PLoS ONE, 18(8), Article e0289501. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0289501

Regional perspectives on the coordination and delivery of paediatric end-of-life care in the UK: a qualitative study

Papworth, A., Hackett, J., Beresford, B., Murtagh, F., Weatherly, H., Hinde, S., …Fraser, L. K. (2023). Regional perspectives on the coordination and delivery of paediatric end-of-life care in the UK: a qualitative study. BMC Palliative Care, 22(1), Article 117. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12904-023-01238-w

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

NIHR Senior Investigator Award 2019

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£80,000.00

Started

1 April 2020

Status

Ongoing

Project

Death and dying in the UK today: improving outcomes and experiences through evidence-informed policy engagement

Funder

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Grant

£127,975.00

Started

1 January 2021

Status

Ongoing

Project

TRANSFORM: Development of a Palliative Care Outcomes Registry

Funder

YCR Yorkshire Cancer Research

Grant

£86,430.00

Started

1 October 2020

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

The Yorkshire & Humber Palliative Care Research Network: Addressing Inequalities Across All Ages

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£98,332.00

Started

1 March 2022

Status

Ongoing

Project

Health inequalities related to ethnicity and socio-economic position at the end-of-life

Funder

Academy of Medical Sciences

Grant

£29,979.00

Started

1 March 2022

Status

Ongoing

Project

THIS Institute PhD Fellowship application

Funder

THIS Institute

Grant

£218,116.00

Started

1 October 2023

Status

Ongoing

Project

PROMISE - The Potential for ROutine Data to Monitor and Reduce InequalitieS in End-of-life Care

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£8,637.00

Started

1 April 2023

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

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

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

Understanding facilitators and barriers to inform ongoing service development of the Integrated Care Service for older frail people at the Jean Bishop Centre

Funder

NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group

Grant

£58,455.00

Started

1 October 2020

Status

Complete

Project

CovPall: Rapid evaluation of the COVID-19 pandemic response in palliative and end of life care: national delivery, workforce and symptom management

Funder

MRC Medical Research Council

Grant

£42,528.00

Started

20 April 2020

Status

Complete

Project

Improving care in the Intensive Care Unit: what works and how to put this into practice

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£450.00

Started

1 October 2022

Status

Complete

Project

Disseminating evidence on use of outcomes in palliative care practice to improve the wellbeing of people affected by advanced illness.

Funder

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Grant

£9,865.00

Started

1 July 2023

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

Project

Children's Palliative care Outcome Scale C-POS

Funder

EC European Commission

Grant

£27,022.00

Started

1 September 2018

Status

Complete

Co-investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

I3: Building Critical Mass, Increasing Scale and Impact for Palliative Care through International Collaboration

Funder

Research England

Grant

£403,507.00

Started

1 August 2019

Status

Ongoing

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

North Yorkshire Health Determinants Research Collaboration

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£989,764.00

Started

1 January 2024

Status

Ongoing

Project

TRANSFORM: The development of a mobile phone app to capture the journey time and patient experience throughout a day in the life of cancer patient attending hospital.

Funder

YCR Yorkshire Cancer Research

Grant

£25,088.00

Started

1 October 2021

Status

Complete

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

Project

HEIF: QR Policy Development Fund project

Funder

00 University of Hull

Grant

£9,262.00

Started

1 June 2023

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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