International Expert Stakeholder Group

NHS Management and Leadership

Dr Lana Nixon
Clinical heart failure lead in Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (BHSCT), Northern Ireland (NI)

Mrs Mary McGeough
Clinical service manager (BHSCT), NI

Dr Karen Hogg
Cardiology Consultant and Clinical Lead for Cardiac Palliative Care at NHS National Services Scotland

Health care professionals involved in the delivery of palliative care and heart failure management

Mrs Yvonne Millerick
Nurse Nurse Consultant Senior Lecturer Heart Failure Palliative Care, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU)

Ms Paula Lindsey
Heart Failure Nurse BHSCT, NI

Dr Carol Stone
Consultant in Palliative Medicine Marie Curie Hospice Belfast and BHSCT, NI

Dr Ronnie Burns
GP NHS Scotland

Dr Marni Willens
GP NHS Scotland

Dr Mary Kennedy
GP Ireland

Dr Grianne Doran
Principal GP Bangor Health Centre Northern Ireland, Former Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners in NI

National and International Collaborators in palliative care and heart failure

Professor Miriam Johnson
Professor of Palliative Medicine at Hull York Medical School England, leading academic and clinician in the field of palliative care services for people with heart failure

Dr Clea Atkinson
Palliative Care Consultant and Clinical Lead for the Heart Failure Supportive Care pathway at NHS Wales

Professor Akshay Desai
Palliative Care Consultant and Clinical Lead for the Heart Failure Supportive Care pathway at Medical Director, Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure Program, Advanced Heart Disease Section – Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, USA, led on social work assisted integrated palliative care and heart failure pilot RCT

Professor Joseph G. Rogers
President and Chief Executive Officer, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, USA, led on large RCT evaluating palliative care for heart failure

Dr Gursharan Singh
Research Fellow in Palliative Care
School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Kate Binnie
Music Therapist (HCPC), Yoga and Mindfulness teacher (CPCAB), and PhD student Hull York Medical School, Wolfson Centre for Palliative Care Research.

Policy and Community Groups

Craig Harrison
Head of Policy and Public Affairs for Marie Curie Northern Ireland

Karen McCammon
Health Services Engagement Lead BHF NI. Works closely with colleagues across UK and will ensure findings have national relevance