Meet the team


Amanda Taylor

End of Life Care Practice Development Team Leader

RGN, Dip(Ed), BA (Hons) Palliative Care, Post Graduate Certificate in Practice Education, MSc Health Care Practice

Amanda commenced her career within ITU and general medicine. As a ward sister at Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) she developed an interest in palliative care and went on to become a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) at the LRI and Kettering General Hospital. After working in New Zealand for a time, Amanda now leads the Practice Development Team and maintains her clinical skills by working as a Palliative Care Community Nurse Specialist within the hospice.


Hayley Cole

End of Life Care Facilitator

Diploma of Higher Education (RN), BA (Hons) Palliative Care, Post graduate Diploma in Palliative Care, Certificate in Education & Training

Hayley qualified as a registered nurse in 1999 and commenced work at Cynthia Spencer Hospice in 2001 after some time spent working within an acute surgical ward and ITU step-down unit at Northampton General Hospital. She joined the Practice Development Team in 2012 and continues to maintain her clinical skills through working within the hospice inpatient unit and the Northamptonshire Hospice at Home team.

Associate Facilitators

Our associate facilitators have a wealth of senior nurse experience and currently work in a range of clinical settings within Specialist Palliative Care.  They support the Practice Development Team in the delivery of high quality education.