December 8, 2020 – 9:30 am Prof. Bee Wee, “Palliative and end of life care: how can the challenge be met?”- ZOOM

Professor Bee Wee, CBE

Professor Bee Wee is National Clinical Director for End of Life Care at NHS England and NHS Improvement.

In this role, she provides strategic leadership for improving palliative and end of life care across England.

In 2015, she co-led the development of the Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: A national framework for local action 2015-2020 in conjunction with 27 partners across health, social care and the voluntary sector. She was awarded the Presidential Medal by the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare for her academic, policy and clinical contributions to person centred healthcare in 2017. She received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Oxford Brookes University in 2018. She was awarded CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours 2020 for services to palliative and end of life care, and later in 2020, was nominated Women of the Year.

Originally from Malaysia, she trained in medicine, then general practice, in Ireland and worked in Hong Kong, then became Consultant/Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine, and later, Deputy Director of the Medical School, Southampton University. She moved to Oxford in 2003 as Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Sir Michael Sobell House, Fellow of Harris Manchester College and Associate Director of Clinical Studies at Oxford University, and Head of the Oxford WHO Collaborating Centre for Palliative Care. She is a Past President of the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland.

Her clinical and academic base remains in Oxford, where she is also Clinical Lead for the palliative care services provided by Sobell House, which includes specialist inpatient beds, day services and outreach teams into the community and the Oxford hospitals. She is Associate Professor at Oxford University, Visiting Professor at University of Worcester, Honorary Professor at Sichuan University, China, Trustee of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, and a Governor at Christ Hospital. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, eating and allotment gardening with her husband, Richard.



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