Davis, Dr Carol L

Carol DavisMBBS, MA, FRCP


Palliative medicine

Training and education

  • MBBS, The London Hospital, 1983
  • MA Cantab, 1983
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, 1997


Dr Davis has worked for the Trust since March 1995 as a consultant in palliative medicine, and as a senior lecturer at the University of Southampton.

She previously worked as a senior lecturer and honorary consultant in palliative medicine at the Royal Marsden Hospital, from 1992 to 1995.

Since March 2000 Dr Davis has been a Macmillan consultant in palliative medicine at the Trust.

Key achievements

  • Team leader for the hospital palliative care team since April 1995.
  • Clinical lead for cancer care from March 2004 to November 2008.
  • Lead consultant for palliative medicine at UHS since January 2007.
  • Member of the Hampshire PCT End of Life Care Programme Board since October 2008.
  • Track record of research in palliative care, particularly about palliation of breathlessness.
  • Lectured widely nationally and internationally on many aspects of palliative care, particularly relating to breathlessness.

Awards and prizes

SUHT Chairman’s Award (2007) recognising clinical work.


  • Boyland L, Davis CL. Patients’ experiences of carcinoma of unknown primary site: dealing with uncertainty. Palliative Medicine 2008; 22: 177-183.
  • Davis CL, Percy G. Breathlessness, Cough and other Respiratory Problems  In: ABC of Palliative Care, Second Edition, pages 13-16, 2006, Blackwell Publishing.
  • Hawker S, Kerr C, Payne S, Seamark D, Davis C, Roberts H, Jarrett N, Roderick P, Smith P. End-of-life care in community hospitals: the perceptions of bereaved family members. Palliative Medicine 2006; 20: 541-547.