Helena Talbot Rice
Helena joined St Christopher’s in June 2011 after thirteen years working clinically in the acute sector in the NHS. Prior to St Christopher’s, she worked in various large teaching hospitals including St George’s Hospital in Tooting where she specialised in medical oncology, rehabilitation and palliative care. She has lectured and taught nationally and internationally at undergraduate degree level as well as to qualified members of the multidisciplinary team on study days, conferences and bespoke training sessions.
In 2018 she achieved an MSc from City University of London in Voluntary Sector Management and Hospice Leadership, which included a portfolio of evidence covering hospice leadership issues, optimal positioning of hospices in the future, and identification of key stakeholders and strategic partners.
Currently at St Christopher’s Helena leads all the rehabilitation and wellbeing services – this includes allied health professionals (physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapy, dietetics), and assistants, complementary therapists, social workers, art and music psychotherapists, cognitive behavioural therapists and welfare officers. She is particularly interested in developing the role of rehabilitation in palliative care, and promoting the multi-disciplinary ethos of rehabilitative palliative care.