Stephen Barclay

Dr Stephen Barclay


Medical Student Education: opportunities and challenges

Date: Friday 16 March
Time: 11:30 – 12:30
Room: Tregonwell Suite 2


Stephen’s pre-clinical training was in Cambridge and his clinical training in Oxford. After GP training in Bristol he started work in a market town practice in the Cambridgeshire Fens and then in 1990 moved to a practice in Cambridge. He continues to work clinically in General Practice. He has worked clinically in the Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge since 1995, where he has been Honorary Consultant Physician in Palliative Care since 1996.

Funded by a NHS R&D Health Services Research Training Fellowship 1998 – 2001, he undertook the City University MSc course in Advanced Social Science Research Methods and Statistics. His 2005 MD thesis from the University of Cambridge “General Practitioner provision of Palliative Care in the United Kingdom” was awarded the Clinical School’s Ralph Noble prize.

In 2006 he was awarded a Department of Health / Macmillan Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, leading a programme of research “Towards an intervention to optimise Primary Palliative Care: identifying patients and understanding their preferences.”

In 2011 he was appointed HEFCE Clinical Senior Lecturer in General Practice and Palliative Care in the Primary Care Unit. He was promoted to University Senior Lecturer and awarded a university Pilkington Prize for teaching excellence in 2015. He leads the Unit’s Palliative and End of Life Care research group and the teaching of Palliative Care in the Medical School.

He was Clinical Lead in End of Life Care for the Cambridge and Peterborough CCG (previously Cambridgeshire PCT) from 2009 to 2015, and is currently Clinical Lead for the CCG End of Life Care Data Sharing project. He was GP member of the 2012 NICE Topic Expert Group that developed Quality Standards for End of Life Care in the NHS. He is Chair of the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit East of England Regional Advisory Panel and leads the national Marie Curie Design to Care Collaborative.


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