Guidance for expert contributors

We welcome expert contributors to HPAL and are very grateful for their support. If you are a health professional, and would like to help us to highlight and summarise guidance relevant to palliative care into brief and relevant summaries, please contact Dr Taylor

The following people have contributed to the creation and ongoing development of this site.

Dr Ros Taylor MBE

Medical Director Harlington Hospice and Michael Sobell Hospice

Dr Taylor has been a palliative physician for 30 years, working in hospice, community and hospital. She is former clinical director of Hospice UK and is a commissioner on the Lancet Commission on the Value of Death.

Harlington Hospice

Dr Poppy Freeman

GP and Medindex Director

Dr Freeman is a GP In North London and director of Medindex. She has been building clinican facing communication tools for 15 years. She set up the award winning NCL GP Website, was a key contributor to Pulse Reference and has set up other primary care web-platforms in multiple ICB areas.


Camden, London

James Norris

Founder of My Wishes, Digital Research Fellow

James Norris is the founder of MyWishes and The Digital Legacy Association. He  is a Digital Research Fellow at the Michael Sobell Hospice and runs an annual not for profit conference called the Digital Legacy Conference.

Michael Sobell Hospice

Dr Lyndsey Williams

NWL Clinical Lead for End of Life Care

Dr Williams is a GP and the Clinical Lead for End of Life Care across North West London. She is passionate about working with patients, carers, families and clinicians to improve services and provision of care for people who are in the last year of life.



North West London

Dr Payal Patel

Hillingdon GP

Dr Patel is a local GP with a special interest in palliative care and commitment to medical education who reviews and contributes to articles.


Dr Joanne Brady

Consultant In Palliative Medicine

Dr Brady is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Barnet hospital, Royal Free NHS foundation trust in North London & Deputy Medical Director at North London Hospice.

North London Hospice & Barnet General Hospital

Dr Clifford Lisk

Consultant Physician in Acute and Geriatric Medicine

Dr Clifford Lisk is a Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine and Geriatric Medicine working mainly at Barnet Hospital.
He is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at UCL. He has a special interest in the dangers of polypharmacy and ways to deprescribe safely.

Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Heather Wells

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Heather Wells is a Macmillan Consultant Clinical Psychologist.

Heather has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in physical health care settings for 23 years and in cancer and palliative care as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist since 2010.  

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust