Dr David Oliver, Honorary Reader at the Centre for Professional Practice at Medway and Consultant in Palliative Medicine at the Wisdom Hospice has been appointed as the Chair for the Clinical Guideline Group on Motor Neurone Disease for the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence. The Guideline Group will start to meet in early 2014 and continue for 18 months and be looking at Guidelines for the care of patients with motor neurone disease and their families throughout the disease progression.
David has been involved in the research and care of people with motor neurone disease and other neurological conditions and was Clinical Lead for the National End of Life Care Programme document “End of Life Care in Long Term Neurological Conditions – a framework for implementation”. He has been Principal Editor on the book Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – from diagnosis to bereavement, a new edition of which is due in 2014. He has also written widely on palliative care and MND and is due to present a plenary session at the International Symposium on MND / ALS in Milan in December.