33rd Annual Health Services Research Lecture: Future proofing health and social care

Posted 2019.01.17
06 Mar 2019

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: Department of Health Services Research and Policy

33rd Annual Health Services Research Lecture: Wednesday 6 March 2019       

"Future proofing health and social care: the role for palliative and end of life care"


Speaker: Irene Higginson, Professor of Palliative Care & Policy and Director of the Cicely Saunders Institute at King’s College London


Irene's main research interests are evaluating and improving palliative care, discovering new ways of controlling common distressing symptoms, developing and implementing patient-oriented measures of outcomes, and influencing policy on how we live and die.

Providing effective and humane palliative and end of life care is one of the greatest challenges facing health and social care and yet it receives relatively little attention from health services research. In her lecture, Irene Higginson will consider the population’s need and the evidence for the effectiveness of existing interventions and services. With an aging population beset with multi-morbidity, the contribution health services research could make to improving care will be explored.


The lecture is free and open to all, with no ticket or registration required



Wednesday 6 March 2019 at 5.30 pm         



John Snow Lecture Theatre

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT (directions here)


More information

Debby Stanley: debby.stanley@lshtm.ac.uk