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Core Team 

  • Dr Yasmin Khan, Senior Responsible Officer
  • Dr Sarah Mitchell, Regional Clinical Lead
    • I am a ‘DeepEnd’ GP and Associate Clinical Professor of Palliative Care at the University of Leeds. My research focusses on improving palliative and end-of-life care for people of all ages through early identification of need in primary care and integration of services. I combine clinical practice and research with commissioning and policy roles in the NHS, including as Regional Clinical Lead for the North East and Yorkshire Strategic Clinical Network and the National Senior Clinical Lead for Palliative and End of Life Care.  

  • Marie Hancock, Network Manager
    • Marie has worked for the NHS for over 20 years with a clinical background in nursing. Prior to joining the Clinical Network, she worked in public health, medicines management, oncology research, in the NHSE National Palliative and End of Life Team for three years and as a commisioner of end of life services in Hull CCG and Doncaster CCG. In her current role as Network Manager within the Network she is part of the senior management team.

SCN ICS Clinical Leads

North East & North Cumbria
  • Kathryn Hall
  • Teresa Storr
  • Jenny Wilson
  • Helen Aspey - Children & Young People
  • Suzanne Garbarino-Danson - Children & Young People


West Yorkshire 
  • Deborah Penfold
    • I am a GP in Bradford with a particular focus on palliative care, care homes and complex care for housebound patients.  I am the Clinical Lead for Palliative and End of Life Care for Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership.  I am one of two Clinical Leads for Palliative and End of Life Care for West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (ICS).
  • Elizabeth Price
    • I am the Lead Nurse for Palliative Care in Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I have an interest in education and am joint lead for the North East & Yorkshire Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Palliative Care Development Programme. I am also joint Clinical Lead for Palliative and End of Life Care for West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (ICS).

  • Charlotte Rock - Workforce Lead WY & HNY
Humber & North Yorkshire
  • Michelle Muir
  • Lynn Andrews
    • Lynn commenced her nurse training in 1985 qualifying as a nurse in 1988. Worked in acute care in Medicine for over 27 years in a variety of roles becoming the Head of Nursing. It was working as a newly qualified nurse on a Respiratory Ward that Lynn developed a passion for Palliative and End of Life Care. This passion came from the  period of late 80s and 90s where there was very little specialist services for people dying of conditions other than cancer and support for families. A side room for the dying patient and a cup of tea for the bereaved family was considered to be good end of life care.  In 2013 Lynn started to work at St Andrews hospice in a number of roles across Adult and Children’s units and became Director of Clinical Services in a joint post for Hospice and Care Plus Group supporting staff from both hospice and community.

           Her current post is working as Deputy Chief Nurse for Care Plus Group retaining responsibility for the Palliative and End of Life                     Teams along with Specialist and Community Nursing along with working as one of the Clinical Leads  for Humber and North                         Yorkshire along with Michelle M, Helen and Michelle R .

  • Helen Turner
    • Helen  began her nursing career in 1996 when she attended Sheffield University to undertake a nursing degree. After qualifying in 1999, Helen took her first role in Acute medicine at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. It is in this first nursing position that Helen’s passion for Palliative and end of life started.


      Since then Helen has had numerous clinical roles; including community nursing and qualifying as a Community Specialist Practitioner in 2004.  In 2009 Helen took on her first leadership role, and has gained a vast amount of experience since then across both community and acute hospital services. Her most recent appointment was in June 2022 when Helen was appointed Director of Clinical Services at Lindsey Lodge Hospice.


      Helen is passionate about ensuring services delivered are safe and of the highest quality for Palliative and end of Life patients and is always seeking new and innovative ways of ensuring the needs of the population are met. 

  • Michelle Rollinson - Children & Young People
South Yorkshire 
  • Sam Kyeremateng
  • Jo Lenton - Workforce Lead
Yorkshire & the Humber
  • Ross Smith - Children & Young People
  • Archana Soman - Workforce Lead