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The palliative care team

For those facing serious illness

Below is a list of staff you might meet when you come for your appointment.


  • Dr Shaheen Khan, consultant and clinical director
  • Dr Dominique Wakefield, consultant and clinical service lead for palliative care
  • Dr Teresa Beynon, consultant
  • Dr Irene Carey, consultant
  • Dr Nick Gough, consultant
  • Dr Samantha Jayasekera-Heffer, consultant
  • Helen Thurkettle, consultant nurse
  • Dr Vandana Vora, consultant
  • Steven Wanklyn, consultant pharmacist
  • Professor Rob George, consultant

Management team

  • Alysha McIntosh, service manager

Senior nursing staff

  • Marsha Dawkins, deputy head of nursing
  • Jo Beighton, matron
  • Lucinda Inglis, matron
  • Louise Gunn, matron

We have a team of expert clinical nurse specialists and palliative care social workers who will lead the delivery of your care, supported by the senior staff listed above and our administrative team.


Contact the palliative care department on 020 7188 4754.