Specialist Palliative Care Team

The hospital specialist palliative care team works alongside ward doctors, nurses and other health care professionals in supporting people with life-limiting illnesses (cancer and non-cancer) and their families. We can discuss illnesses and treatments that may be offered in as much or as little detail as our patients wish and we will support and listen to any concerns.

We can offer advice about managing symptoms and provide support for psychological, spiritual, social and practical concerns. Where appropriate we work closely with our colleagues in the local community palliative care team and hospice and with other specialists involved in your care. Our aim is to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients with life-limiting illness and their families.

The team work Monday to Saturday and some bank holidays 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. The team can be contacted by hospital teams outside of these hours for advice and support to ensure the best care for patients.


Dr Anitia Brigham - Clinical Lead

Dr Laura Bernstein 

Dr Maggie Presswood

Dr Natasha Lovell

Specialist Doctors

Dr Katie Markkanen

Dr Jennifer Gardiner 

Clinical Nurse Specialists

Shona Mcintosh and Lisa Thomas Trust End of Life and Palliative Care Lead Nurses

Carol Cappell

Amanda Herman

Alice Monument

Lucy Rolt

Kate Allchorne

Elaine Walsh

Emma-Claire Breen

Administrator: Hannah Hopewell

Telephone: 0117 4140519

Email: palliativecare@nbt.nhs.uk

We will respond to all messages as soon as we are able but please note this may not be until the next working day. 

Specialist Palliative Care Team