Here we will post a selection of media relating to the Palliative Care Voices network and members. Omitted from this page are the Palliative Care Talks episodes which can be found on their dedicated page (click here).
Dr Tedros Video for Lancet Report Launch:
Dr Tedros appeared in this video to signify the launch of the Lancet Commission Report “Alleviating the Access Abyss in Palliative Care and Pain Relief”, mentioning meeting Palliative Care Voices founder Lucy Watts MBE.
Huyaam Samuels appears in The Why Factor episode on Pain:
Palliative Care Voices member and passionate palliative care advocate, Huyaam Samuels, appeared in a BBC World Service piece, an episode of “The Why Factor” on living with pain.
The full The Why Factor episode on pain can be viewed here – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csvtc8
There are then two clips from Huyaam’s interview that can be viewed separately; “Huyaam Samuels and her pain” (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05y8476) and “Huyaam Samuels describes what it’s like to be treated for pain.” (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05x9dr5)
Direct Stakeholders’ words taken to the World Health Organisation Executive Board
Palliative Care professionals took the voices of two direct stakeholders, three Palliative Care Voices members’ words to the WHO Executive Board. These were the words of Lucy Watts MBE and Huyaam Samuels. Their words had a tremendous impact on those there. Following this, Dr Tedros, Director-General of the WHO, requested his details be passed onto Lucy so that they could speak, which took place a week later, in which Dr Tedros requested Lucy meet with him when he was next in the UK, which took place on 23rd February 2018 (see under the following below). Here’s a video of Dr Stephen Connor of the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance reading out Lucy’s words.
Lucy Watts MBE’s meeting with Dr Tedros, Director-General of the World Health Organisation
On 23rd February 2018 Lucy met with Dr Tedros in London. Although their conversation was fairly brief, Dr Tedros had undoubtedly done his research as all the points Lucy wanted to make, he was already understanding of the issues and points raised, he listened to what Lucy had to say and both vowed to work together in future wherever Lucy could be of assistance to Tedros and vice versa.
Or here on Lucy’s Blog (Lucy’s Light): http://www.lucy-watts.co.uk/2018/02/meeting-dr-tedros-2018.html
Also, here is Lucy’s vlog of her day including meeting with Dr Tedros
Lucy Watts MBE’s Video – Is Palliative Care a Human Right?
Leanne Thompson – Rare Disease Day 2018
Palliative Care Voices member Leanne Thompson made this video for Rare Disease Day which can be watched by clicking here.