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Dr Lucy Nicholson

Consultant in Palliative Medicine

I completed my undergraduate training in London at Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals. Since that time I have gradually worked my way further north.

Nottingham was the first stop for a busy medical SHO rotation which gave me an excellent grounding in all aspects of general medicine. Following that I completed oncology and palliative medicine SHO jobs in Leeds and Leicester.

These led to a palliative medicine specialist training post in the Yorkshire Deanery. I completed my specialist training in 2009 and took up a consultant post with CDDFT based in Darlington Memorial Hospital.

My current role primarily provides acute hospital palliative care advice, but I also provide specialist palliative care support to the Darlington community and St Teresa's hospice. I am an active member of the Trust's End of Life Steering Group, Resuscitation and Deteriorating Patient Group and the Mortality Reduction Committee.

  • Speciality: Palliative Care
  • Based at Hospital site: Darlington Memorial Hospital
  • Special interests: Non-malignant palliative care, improving end of life care services.
  • Training: Completed undergraduate training at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, London. Medical SHO rotation at Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham. Palliative medicine registrar training within the Yorkshire Deanery in Leeds and Bradford.
  • Qualifications: 1994 Intercalated BSc in medical genetics 2:1, 1997 MB BS (distinction in medicine and surgery) University of London, 2000 MRCP (London).
  • Date added to the specialist register: November 2009
  • Training role: Clinical supervisor for integrated GP/Specialist Palliative Care training post

Contact Information

Address: Palliative Care Department , 5th Floor , Darlington Memorial Hospital , Hollyhurst Road , Darlington , DL3 6HX

Tel: 01325 744264

'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough - could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'

Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community Hospital