Speciality  Palliative care

Andrew qualified as a doctor in his hometown of Southampton in 1984, after spending his gap year as an auxiliary nurse.

The beauty of the Yorkshire countryside, along with the warmth and enthusiasm of Bradford staff, brought him and his wife, Dr Rosemary Lennard, to a job-share post with Manorlands Hospice in 1992.

Five years later, the pair joined our palliative care team. This year, Andrew will celebrate 35 years’ service to the NHS.

He said: “I believe it is a real honour and privilege to support patients and their families during what can often be a very difficult time.

“People often display incredible strength and behave heroically in the face of adversity and I am often struck by the courage they show in accepting what is happening to them.

“I do the job I do because I want to help relieve people’s pain and suffering and give them the best quality of life possible. I love that I have time to listen to their stories, I get to understand them as people and not just their illnesses.”