Dr Karen Groves

Karen Groves

Palliative Medicine Consultant, Lancashire Care Foundation Trust & Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust.

Medical & Education Director, Queenscourt Hospice, Southport.

Honorary Clinical Professor, Edge Hill University.


Current teaching or clinical interests

Physician Educator – Royal College of Physicians.

MA Clinical Education, Edge Hill University.

Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.

Advanced Communication Skills Facilitator and Trainer.

Educational Supervisor for medical trainees.

Co-designed and Clinical Programme Lead for PGCert Integrated Palliative and End of Life Care – delivered by Queenscourt Hospice / Edge Hill University partnership.

Designed, developed and deliver – Opening the Spiritual Gate Programme (www.openingthespiritualgate.net).

​Co-designed & delivered – Educator Development Programme for Cheshire & Merseyside.

Co-designed & deliver – North West Coast Learning Collaborative Advance Care Planning Programme (www.nwclearningcollaborative.org.uk).

Deliver – NWCLC Paramedic End of Life Care Study Day.

Co-designed & deliver – 6 day palliative care education programme for district and hospital nurses for 18 years.


Experience in ethical issues

Daily clinical experience of end of life care ethical issues.


Ethical areas of interest

End of Life Care.

Spiritual Care.


Education (of the above).

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