Palliative Medicine


Palliative Medicine is a specialty of the Royal College of Physicians and encompasses the active total care of patients with life-limiting illness, and their families.  This will include pharmacological and non-pharmacological holistic management.

It involves multi-professional team working across different care settings: hospital, hospice & community.

Entry into the specialty is via the National Recruitment process at ST3 level, following appropriate core training and post-graduate membership examinations.  It is a four year training programme.

The HETV training scheme includes Oxfordshire, Berkshire & Buckinghamshire and offers training opportunities across all settings, including NHS and independent providers. 

For further Information please contact:

Training Programme Director

Dr Matthew Carey:

Specialty Trainee Representative

As this is a rotating post please contact the TPD for appropriate contact details