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Dr Yvonne Cartwright

Consultant in palliative medicine

I am a consultant in palliative medicine working to improve the care of patients.
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You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die

Dame Cicely Saunders, the founder of the modern hospice movement.

My current role

I work with nurses, junior and senior doctors, psychologists and other allied health professionals to improve the symptoms experienced by adults with life-limiting illnesses. 

I contribute to medical student and junior doctor education within CUH.

Previous history

I studied medicine at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine (University of London) and completed junior doctor training in Cumbria, Bedfordshire, the West Midlands and London before starting specialist training in palliative medicine in East Anglia. 

I was appointed to a substantive consultant post at Addenbrooke’s in 2014.

Memberships and accreditations

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Member of the Association of Palliative Medicine

Personal interests

I have a young family and enjoy exploring the surrounding countryside with them.