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MSc alumni prizes

King’s MSc alumni Dr Claire Magee and Helen Scott were awarded 1st and 2nd prize respectively at this year’s annual Royal Social of Medicine Christmas meeting. The meeting was entitled “Innovation and Research in Palliative Care”. 

Claire Magee, Specialty Registrar in Palliative Medicine Marie Curie, Hospice West Midlands, gave a presentation based on her MSc research project, entitled “The role, confidence and educational preferences of general practitioners providing out-of-hours palliative care in England: a postal survey”.

Helen Scott, Editor End of Life Journal, and Bank Staff Nurse, St Christopher's Hospice, London gave a presentation based on her MSc project, entitled “Can hospice nursing practice be transferred to the acute sector? A qualitative study of end-of-life care nursing in a hospice and on acute hospital wards”. 

Dr Jonathan Koffman, Senior Lecturer, Cicely Saunders Institute, gave a keynote lecture on the challenges in building an evidence base in palliative and end of life care.   Dr Katherine Sleeman, Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Medicine, Cicely Saunders Institute, gave a keynote lecture entitled: “A trainee's guide to clinical academia: pitfalls and possibilities”.

On behalf of the Institute we congratulate them on their success.