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Dr Barclay is Chair of the East of England Regional Advisory Committee for the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme.
Stephen started GP work in a market town practice in the Cambridgeshire Fens and then in 1990 moved to a GP practice in Cambridge. He continues to work clinically in General Practice.
He has worked clinically in the Arthur Rank House Hospice in Cambridge since 1995, and was appointed as Honorary Consultant Physician in Palliative Medicine in 1996. He has worked in Palliative Care research over the last 20 years.
Stephen's research focuses on Palliative and End of Life Care in Primary Care, with a particular interest in General Practitioner and District Nurse provision of care, end of life care conversations in cancer and non-cancer illness, decision-making concerning treatment cessation in advanced disease and medical student education in Palliative Care.
He leads the teaching of Palliative Medicine to Cambridge medical students and co-leads the national Undergraduate Education Forum of the UK Association for Palliative Medicine.