Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is thrilled to announce that Professor Bee Wee CBE will be joining the team as Visiting Professor.
Bee will be coming to Dorset once a year to give a talk to local hospice and end of life care palliative care teams, healthcare professionals, GPs and medical and clinical students to further inspire and develop palliative care education in the local area. Her knowledge and expertise in the end of life sector will be an invaluable opportunity for healthcare professionals education in Dorset.
Professor Bee Wee has been an integral member of the group who recently reviewed and refreshed the framework of the ‘The Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: A national framework for local action’, published in 2021 and originally launched in 2015, and highlighted the importance of personalised end of life care, focusing on what matters to people and their loved ones and making sure professionals are prepared, confident and competent. The synergy between Lewis-Manning’s organisation values and work it’s doing with other local palliative care providers on ‘Closer to Home’ end of life care projects and the Care Opinion project to ensure there is a safe, secure, impartial and anonymous way for patients to give feedback on the care they have received, makes Professor Bee Wee the ideal Visiting Professor for the hospice charity.
Clare Gallie, Chief Executive at Lewis-Manning Hospice Care said, “We are very excited for Professor Bee Wee to join Lewis-Manning as our Visiting Professor. It is so kind of her to come to Dorset to speak to us, the first Educational Lecture is planned for Friday 4th March 2022, in the afternoon. Our clinical team is delighted to be able to learn and develop their skills and knowledge so that we can continue to provide extraordinary hospice care for people in our community and we plan to open this opportunity to our partners across the Dorset care system.”
Professor Bee Wee CBE commented, “I am honoured to accept the generous invitation to become Visiting Professor to Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and look forward to speaking to the hospice team and other healthcare professionals and teams, in Dorset, who work in palliative care. I hope my words will encourage, inspire and build on what has already been achieved in improving end of life care in the local area, so that more people can live and die well.”
About Professor Bee Wee CBE (taken from NHS England’s website) Professor Bee Wee CBE, National Clinical Director for End of Life Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement.
Bee is Clinical Lead and Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Michael Sobell House and Katharine House Hospice, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Associate Professor at University of Oxford, where she is also a Fellow of Harris Manchester College. Originally from Malaysia, Bee qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 1988, trained in general practice in Dublin, then moved into palliative medicine in Ireland, Hong Kong and the UK. She was Consultant/Senior Lecturer at Countess Mountbatten House, Southampton (1995-2003), where she became Deputy Director of Education, School of Medicine at the University. She was President of the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland (2010-13), National Clinical Lead for e-ELCA, a DH-commissioned e-learning programme for end of life care, now hosted by Health Education England, and Chair of the Topic Expert Group for the NICE Quality Standard for End of Life Care (2011). She enjoys cooking and allotment gardening for relaxation. Bee is Honorary Professor at Sichuan University, China, and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Science at Oxford Brookes University. As NCD, she led the Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People and is co-chair of the National Partnership for Palliative and End of Life Care which was responsible for publishing the ‘Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: a national framework for local action’ in 2015. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in 2020 for services to palliative and end of life care.
About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity established 29 years ago, providing extraordinary care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset. We offer a range of free hospice care services aimed at helping people to live well through their illness, closer to home.These include:- Day hospices, virtual and in person- Creative arts & wellbeing support- Lymphoedema clinic for cancer patients- Better breathing clinic- Bereavement & family supportEvery year we support nearly 500 local people and we develop new services, based on patient need and identified gaps in the area.To do this we need to raise over £1.6m every year. Without these funds we could not exist.Our important work increases people’s physical and social well-being, reduces isolation and loneliness, supports people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviates the huge pressures on family and carers. lewis-manning.org.uk Registered charity no. 1120193