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St Raphael’s Hospice is part of an independently run charity, covering the London Borough of Sutton (Beddington, Belmont, Cheam, Carshalton, Carshalton Beeches, North Cheam, Sutton, Wallington and Worcester Park) and the London Borough of Merton (Colliers Wood, Mitcham, Morden, Raynes Park, Wimbledon and Wimbledon Village).

The hospice provides specialist palliative care for patients and their families who are affected either by cancer or another life-limiting illness.

This section of our website is designed to give Health Care Professionals the information and contacts you require to enable you to work with the Hospice to provide the highest possible quality patient care, individually tailored to the needs to each patient.

Medical team

The medical team is led by the Medical Director (Dr Marie Joseph) and supported by the Specialty doctors (Dr Ambreen Akhtar and Dr Busi Da Silva) who are the permanent doctors.

We have GP trainees as well as Specialty trainee Registrars on a rotational basis. The team is further supported by other doctors from the GP training scheme and a Specialty doctor from another hospice who perform on-call duties at the hospice. In addition we have junior doctors from the local hospital on a rotational basis, primarily providing support to our community palliative care team.

Education and service are crucially inter-linked in our work. We empower trainee doctors as well as medical students to enhance clinical excellence combining it with empathy in caring.

Our medical team closely work with the nursing team in the hospice thus forming a clinical team with joint learning as we place patients and their loved ones at the heart of all our work.