LOROS Centre for Excellence

In October 2022, LOROS became a Centre for Excellence for applied research in palliative and end of life care, generating new knowledge and driving its translation into effective and empathic personalised care with patients, families and professionals.

About the Centre for Excellence

Our ambition is to be at the forefront of hospice research in the UK. Undertaking work that improves care, is of local importance and has national and international impact.

As a thought leader, we will facilitate debate and advocate for change through influencing policy and key decision makers.

Our Vision

  • Establish a sustainable and focused research unit which will be at the forefront of knowledge generation in relation to palliative care and to lead improvements in symptom management, quality of life and services for patients and families.

  • The LOROS Centre for Excellence will offer an integrated approach of care, learning and leadership. Our research and education teams work together, intentionally facilitating innovation and translation of knowledge into practice through workforce development, advocacy and capacity building. This integration allows the patients, families, practitioners and services that we support to shape our research and guide our activities.

  • To elevate the standing of LOROS as an academic and clinical centre of innovation and excellence and further strengthen our Affiliated Teaching Hospice relationship with the University of Leicester.

  • To champion and advocate inclusive, accessible and equitable care for all.

Recordings from our launch event

We are excited to share below the presentations from our speakers at the launch event in October 2022.

Professor Christina Faull

The vision for the LOROS Centre for Excellence:  Research-driven improvement in end of life care.
Christina is a Consultant and Research Lead at LOROS. 

Professor Sue Carr

Influencing professionals to provide better care at the end of life:  Role of the General Medical Council
Sue is a Renal Consultant and Deputy Medical Director for the General Medical Council.

Baroness Ilora Finlay

Changes to the Health and Social Care Bill
Ilora is Palliative Medicine consultant and a cross bench peer in the House of Lords. 

Roy Lilley

Putting patients at the centre of care.
Writer, broadcaster and commentator on the NHS.  Founder of the Academy of fabulous stuff.

Ruby Bhatti OBE

Being the voice: The role of patients and the public.
Ruby is a patient, carer and research champion for the National Institute of Health Research.

Rob Parkinson and Professor Tom Robinson

Our aspirations:  Working together to drive research-led improvements in care.
Rob is the CEO of LOROS Hospice.  Tom is Dean of Medicine and Head of the College of life Sciences at the University of Leicester and  a stroke consultant.

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