Dr Becky Smithson was a GP for 12 years and trained GPSTs in communication skills for many years. She now works as a GP in Palliative Care in the Margaret Kerr Unit at the Borders General Hospital.
GMC Number: 4700610
Lead Clinician palliative and end of life care, consultant at the Margaret Kerr Unit and Associate Medical Director at NHS Borders.
Passionate about working with patients, families and health and social care teams to improve all these services, as well as to support staff to enhance their skills allowing them to feel confident in all situations, particularly when challenging. Care delivered well enhances resilience- something we all need increasingly. Communication skills are often what people remember especially at the end of life when we only have one chance to get it right.
GMC number 3558719