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Rebecca Smithson

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GP in Palliative Care, NHS Borders, Margaret Kerr Unit, Borders General Hospital.

I worked as a GP in the Borders for 12 years in a practice which had the oldest population in the Borders. For most of that time we were lucky enough to have input into our patients’ care in a local cottage hospital.

4 years ago I took up a part time role in a specialist palliative care unit, but last year I took the decision to leave general practice and pursue a career in palliative care.