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Professor Claire Butler MA, M,B BChir, FRCP

CHSS Clinical Professor of Palliative Medicine   

 

 

I joined CHSS early in 2017 as Clinical Professor of Palliative Medicine, and am leading a project researching Hospice at Home services in England, funded by the National Institute for Health Research. I also work clinically as Consultant and clinical lead in Palliative Care at Medway Community Healthcare CIC.  In my clinical setting, I participate in research as a local Principal Investigator for national portfolio studies in palliative care.
My other work at CHSS includes supervision for PhD and ICAP students and support for the Palliative Care Research Interest Group.
Education:
The Lady Eleanor Holles School, Hampton 1968-78
Newnham College, University of Cambridge 1979-82
St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School 1982-5

Memberships and Professional Bodies:
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London
Member of the Association for Palliative Medicine
General Medical Council

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Article
Barker, R., Wilson, P. and Butler, C. (2020) "Does national policy in England help deliver better and more consistent care for those at the end of life?", Journal of Health Service Research and Policy. Sage. doi: 10.1177/1355819620914939.
Hashem, F., Brigden, C., Wilson, P. and Butler, C. (2020) "Understanding what works, why and in what circumstances in Hospice at Home Services for End of Life Care: applying a realist logic of analysis to a systematically searched literature review", Palliative Medicine. Sage, pp. 16-31. doi: 10.1177/0269216319867424.
Rees-Roberts, M., Williams, P., Hashem, F., Brigden, C., Greene, K., Gage, H., Goodwin, M., Silsbury, G., Wee, B., Barclay, S., Wilson, P. and Butler, C. (2019) "Hospice at Home services in England: a national survey", BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. BMJ Publishing Group, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001818.
Holdsworth, L., Gage, H., Williams, P. and Butler, C. (2018) "Adaptation of the Ambulatory and Home Care Record for collecting palliative care service utilization data from family carers in the UK: a pilot study", Pilot and Feasibility Studies. Springer, pp. 1-10. doi: 10.1186/s40814-018-0332-2.
Butler, C., Brigden, C., Gage, H., Williams, P., Holdsworth, L., Greene, K., Wee, W., Barclay, S. and Wilson, P. (2018) "Optimum hospice at home services for end-of-life care: protocol of a mixed-methods study employing realist evaluation", BMJ Open. BMJ. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021192.
Gage, H., Holdsworth, L., Flannery, C., Williams, P. and Butler, C. (2015) "Impact of a hospice rapid response service on preferred place of death, and costs", BMC Palliative Care. BMC. doi: 10.1186/s12904-015-0065-4.
Holdsworth, L., Gage, H., Coulton, S., King, A. and Butler, C. (2015) "A quasi-experimental controlled evaluation of the impact of a hospice rapid response community service for end-of-life care on achievement of preferred place of death", Palliative Medicine. SAGE, pp. 817-825. doi: 10.1177/0269216315582124.
Butler, C., Holdsworth, L., Gage, H., Coulton, S. and King, A. (2014) "Results of a controlled evaluation of a hospice rapid response community service for end of life care", BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. The 10th Palliative Care Congress, BMJ. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2014-000654.26.
Butler, C. and Holdsworth, L. (2013) "Setting up a new evidence-based hospice-at-home service in England", International Journal of Palliative Nursing. MA Healthcare Limited, pp. 355-359. Available at: http://www.ijpn.co.uk/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/article.html?uid=100009;article=IJPN_19_7_355_359.
Butler, C., Holdsworth, L., Coulton, S. and Gage, H. (2012) "Evaluation of a hospice rapid response community service: a controlled evaluation", BMC Palliative Care. Biomed Central, pp. 11-16. doi: 10.1186/1472-684X-11-11.
Monograph
Holdsworth, L., King, A., Butler, C., Gage, H. and Coulton, S. (2015) Evaluation Of Pilgrims Hospices Rapid Response Hospice At Home Service: Summary of findings March 2015. Centre for Health Services Studies. Available at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/chss/docs/Hospice-at-Home-Summary.pdf.
Conference or workshop item
Abrahamson, V., Butler, C., Wilson, P., Mikelyte, R., Brigden, C., Silsbury, G. and Goodwin, M. (2019) "Optimum Hospice at Home Services for End-of-Life care: realist evaluation and co-production", in International Conference for Realist Research, Evaluation and Synthesis 2021. International Conference for Realist Research, Evaluation and Synthesis 2021. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQX6-ka1VwU.
Brigden, C., Goodwin, M., Sisbury, G., Rees-Roberts, M., Butler, C., Greene, K., Hayes, C., Hashem, F., Gage, H., Williams, P., Wee, B., Barclay, S., Wilson, P. and Mikelyte, R. (2018) "Patient and Public (PPI) Involvement in Hospice research: an example of co-production in action", in National Association for Hospice at Home Annual Conference 2018. National Association for Hospice at Home Annual Conference 2018.
Rees-Roberts, M., Mikelyte, R., Hayes, C., Hashem, F., Brigden, C., Gage, H., Williams, P., Greene, K., Wee, B., Barclay, S., Wilson, P. and Butler, C. (2017) "Optimum Hospice at Home Services for End of Life Care (OPEL H@H): Results of survey data from hospice at home services in England", in National Association for Hospice at Home Annual Conference 2017. National Association for Hospice at Home Annual Conference 2017.
Total publications in KAR: 14 [See all in KAR]
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