Dr Alison Spiers

Alison Spiers is a consultant in intensive care and works in both the intensive care and medical high dependency units in Crosshouse Hospital. Talking about dying and treatment choices is a daily part of her work and the challenges involved prompted her to seek further training in communication skills.  Inspired by an EC4H course in 2015, she subsequently trained as a tutor in order to share learning experiences more locally. Her special interest is in end of life decision-making and care in acute hospitals and the fundamental role of communication in this context.