Dr Julian Abel (UK)

I have been a consultant in palliative care since 2001,  and am Vice President of  Public Health Palliative Care International and Director of Compassionate Communities UK. Inspired by Professor Kellehear’s work, I have been developing and using the public health approach to end of life care in my clinical practice for many years. I have run local, regional and national programmes in England. I lecture and run workshops nationally and internationally and am an advocate in developing public health palliative care policy frameworks. Over the last 2 years, I have been working with Frome Medical Practice with their innovative model of care and co-leading rolling this out across the Mendip area of Somerset and West Somerset in the south west of England. As part of Compassionate Communities UK, we are working to develop a programme of Compassionate Wales.

I have published a number of papers on compassionate communities and the public health approach to end of life care. During my career, I have run local, regional and national programmes in electronic palliative care coordination systems, improving end of life care in hospitals have contributed to national initiatives in end of life. I cowrote the Guidance to Ambition 6, Communities Are Prepared to Help for Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care 2015 - 20.