Dr Lucy Martin
Lucy was born and raised in Dudley, and after time away at the University of Manchester medical school, graduating in 1996 returned to live and work in the borough. She trained in Wordsley, Russells Hall and Bushey Fields Hospitals and GP surgeries in Kingswinford and Tipton. She became a GP partner at Eve Hill Medical Practice in Dudley in 2001, where she has worked ever since as a partner and GP trainer for the Dudley GP Vocational Training Scheme.
Also in 2001 Lucy joined Mary Stevens Hospice in Stourbridge, working as a doctor on the in patient unit from 2001 until 2006, then undertaking a Post-graduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine from Cardiff University. She then became Medical Director of the hospice, remaining in that post until leaving in 2019. Working in the hospice and sharing their philosophy about the importance about caring for patients who have symptoms from advanced disease, or who are in the last year of their lives strongly influenced Lucy’s career, and she took on the job of Macmillan GP Facilitator and Clinical Lead for Cancer and End of Life Care for Dudley in 2012, transferring to Dudley Integrated Health & Care NHS Trust in October 2020. These roles have involved working together with partners across the health economy, including primary, secondary and third sector organisations, locally, regionally and nationally.
Lucy studied for an MSc in Medical Leadership (distinction) from Birkbeck, University of London and following this was appointed to the Associate Medical Director role for DIHC. She continues to work as a GP partner at Eve Hill alongside this role.