Dr Rachel Burman
King’s MND Care and Research Centre, London, UK

Talk title
"LESSONS FROM COVID-19: Impact on palliative care for ALS/MND"

Rachel is a consultant who works with the palliative care team at King’s College Hospital NHS Trust and is an honorary senior lecturer in the Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation. She worked in cardiology and neurology before entering a career in palliative care. This has left a commitment to the palliative care needs of patients with a non-malignant diagnosis. She is a member of the MND consultant team in the MND centre at King’s, undertaking weekly multi-professional outpatient clinics.

She is active in research and has worked as the lead consultant on a number of research projects looking at the needs of patients with neurodegenerative disorders. An MA in Medical Law and Ethics informs her interest in planning and decision making in advanced illness.