Consultant Profile

Dr Adam Hurlow

Dr Adam Hurlow MBChB MRCP MA Healthcare Ethics
Practicing at:
Spire Leeds Hospital
  • Palliative medicine
    • Palliative medicine
Special clinical interests:

Cancer of unknown primary
Pain medicine 

Research interests:

Blood transfusions in palliative care
Barriers to corneal donation in palliative care
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for cancer pain
Cancer pain management

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Physicians Glasgow
Association of Palliative Medicine

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0113 218 5908/9
Private secretary:
Pamela Mottershead
Private secretary telephone number:
0845 2340082
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

As a consultant in palliative medicine Dr Hurlow works closely with patients with cancer and other medical conditions to manage a range of symptoms and help achieve as good a quality of life as possible. He ensures treatment is tailored to a patient’s individual needs and that it complements any other treatment a patient is receiving. Dr Hurlow makes sure patients are as actively involved in decision making as they want to be and that he communicates with other professionals involved in a patient’s care. 

Dr Hurlow attended medical school and completed his specialist training in Leeds. He has worked in hospice, community and hospitals settings delivering palliative care as part of multidisciplinary teams. In his current post he is also a member of the Cancer of Unknown Primary team providing supportive care to patients from diagnosis of cancer and throughout treatment.

Dr Hurlow specialises in the management of a variety of symptoms caused by cancer and other diseases including: pain, nausea and vomiting, breathlessness, constipation and bowel dysfunction, anxiety and fatigue.

Personal profile:

Dr Hurlow lives with his wife, three boys and two dogs. He enjoys reading poetry, fiction and philosophy and listening to everything from folk to calypso. 

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Dr Adam Hurlow

Dr Adam Hurlow Palliative medicine Consultant, Leeds, West Yorkshire, private hospital specialist.

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