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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.

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

Understanding the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on delivery of rehabilitation in specialist palliative care services: An analysis of the CovPall-Rehab survey data

Bayly, J., Bradshaw, A., Fettes, L., Omarjee, M., Talbot-Rice, H., Walshe, C., …Maddocks, M. (in press). Understanding the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on delivery of rehabilitation in specialist palliative care services: An analysis of the CovPall-Rehab survey data. Palliative medicine, https://doi.org/10.1177/02692163211063397

Communication of poor prognosis between secondary and primary care: protocol for a systematic review with narrative synthesis

Pocock, L. V., Purdy, S., Barclay, S., Murtagh, F. E. M., & Selman, L. E. (2021). Communication of poor prognosis between secondary and primary care: protocol for a systematic review with narrative synthesis. BMJ open, 11(12), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055731

Change in Activity of Palliative Care Services during the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Multinational Survey (CovPall)

Sleeman, K. E., Cripps, R. L., Murtagh, F. E., Oluyase, A. O., Hocaoglu, M. B., Maddocks, M., …on behalf of the CovPall Study Team. (in press). Change in Activity of Palliative Care Services during the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Multinational Survey (CovPall). Journal of palliative medicine, https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2021.0315

Specialist palliative care services response to ethnic minority groups with COVID-19: equal but inequitable—an observational study

Bajwah, S., Koffman, J., Hussain, J., Bradshaw, A., Hocaoglu, M. B., Fraser, L. K., …Murtagh, F. E. M. (2021). Specialist palliative care services response to ethnic minority groups with COVID-19: equal but inequitable—an observational study. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, bmjspcare-2021-003083. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003083

Prohibit, Protect, or Adapt? The Changing Role of Volunteers in Palliative and Hospice Care Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic. A Multinational Survey (Covpall)

Walshe, C., Garner, I., Dunleavy, L., Preston, N., Bradshaw, A., Cripps, R. L., …Higginson, I. J. (in press). Prohibit, Protect, or Adapt? The Changing Role of Volunteers in Palliative and Hospice Care Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic. A Multinational Survey (Covpall). International Journal of Health Policy and Management, https://doi.org/10.34172/ijhpm.2021.128

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

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

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

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