Dr. Julian Abel
Dr. Julian Abel was appointed as a consultant in palliative care in Weston Super Mare, southwest England in 2001. Dr. Abel worked in both a district general hospital and a hospice. He has been involved in with strategic developments in End of Life Care in England since 2008. This has included development of the first electronic palliative care coordinating system, advance care planning and end of life care in acute hospitals. Inspired by Professor Allan Kellehear's vision of a compassionate society, Dr. Abel has dedicated the last 5 years to embedding a public health approach to end of life care in the UK, running programs locally, regionally and nationally. They have seen community development being included as one of six ambitions for end of life care in the Ambitions Framework for End of Life 2015 - 2020 published by NHS England. Dr. Abel co-authored the National Guidance to Ambition 6, Communities are Prepared to Help, published in July 2016. He was chair of the organizing committee for the 4th International Conference Public Health Palliative Care: Community Resilience In Practice held in Bristol, England in 2105. Dr. Abel is the Vice President of Public Health Palliative Care International and Chair of Public Health Palliative Care UK.