Heather Barley


Heather, a qualified nurse since 1994, started in general surgery and medicine before pursuing community nursing in Gloucestershire's North Cotswolds. Inspired by a patient's donation who wished to die at home, she initiated Kate's Carers (later renamed Kate's Home Nursing) to support patients' desires to stay home. She dedicated nearly two decades to this Hospice at Home service as a Student Nurse, Staff Nurse, and Manager. In 2014, she joined Sue Ryder to revamp Leckhampton Court Hospice's Hospice at Home Service, which influenced similar services nationally. Now, as Head of Nursing Services at Campden Home Nursing, she oversees the Serious Illness Support Service and Hospice at Home Team across three counties. Heather holds an MSc and a Palliative Care Diploma. She earned the title of Queen's Nurse in 2008, recognizing her commitment to exceptional patient care in the Hospice at Home setting. Throughout her nursing career, she champions providing palliative and terminal care at home, centered on patients' and their loved ones' needs.