Current and recent projects

Methylphendite versus placebo for fatigue in advanced cancer (MePFAC Study)

Optimum Hospice at Home Service Models for End of Life (OPEL-H@H)

  • Co Investigator, Charlotte Brigden, Pilgrims Hospices
  • Chief Investigator, Prof Claire Butler, University of Kent

Prognosis in Palliative Care Study II (PiPS2)

  • Chief Investigator, Prof Paddy Stone, University College London
  • Principal Investigator (Pilgrims Hospices), Dr Stephen Cox

C-CHANGE Workstream 4: Testing a case-mix classification in palliative care (cohort study)

  • Chief Investigator, Prof Fliss Murtagh, Kings College London
  • Principal Investigator (Pilgrims Hospices), Rose Ward

Feasibility trial of clinically assisted hydration in cancer patients in the last days of life

  • Chief Investigator, Dr Andrew Davies, Royal Surrey County Hospital
  • Principal Investigator (Pilgrims Hospices), Dr Stephen Cox

Download a list of our completed research projects

Project reports and publications


Our research enables us to continually improve care and outcomes for people who are living with life limiting illness, and their family and friends who we support.

To get in touch with us about our research or send us your ideas contact Charlotte Brigden:

We welcome research ideas, collaborations and partnerships with external researchers to help us improve our services and care. This could involve Pilgrims being a site for your studies or us working with you to develop new projects.

If you're receiving Pilgrims care or are a member of the public, click here to find out how you could be involved in developing or supporting Pilgrims research.