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Dr Angus Hickish

Dr Angus Hickish

Position: Deputy Chairman

Angus was born in Retford and grew up in South London near Kingston on Thames. He was educated at Raynes Park Grammar School and Westminster Medical School, and has the following qualifications: MBBS MRCP MRCGP DCH DObs.

Angus spent 50 years working for the NHS, starting as a Hospital Porter at Kingston Hospital in 1970. Subsequently he had medical jobs at Westminster Hospital, Southampton Hospitals and St Mary’s Hospital Portsmouth. Angus worked in Auckland New Zealand between1980 and 1982, and from 1983 to 2015 he was a General Practitioner in the Christchurch area. He was a Hospital Practitioner in Neurology at Poole and Royal Bournemouth Hospitals from 1987 to 2019. Since 2020 Angus has worked for the Covid Clinical Assessment Service and then as a Covid vaccinator. He is an examiner of commercial and recreational aircrew for fitness to fly since 1994, and more recently disabled pilots seeking flying scholarships with the charity FSDP (Flying Scholarships for Disabled People – a charity founded as a tribute to Douglas Bader).

Angus is married (his wife is also a GP – they were partners in the same practice for over 20 years). They have 3 children – a daughter who works for a Chilean wine house (making her their favourite child) a son who is a radio-astronomer (perfectly agreeable but no perks) and another who is training to be an anaesthetist (also perfectly agreeable but stuck in Australia).
Angus is one of six siblings. His sister, Mary Gamper worked as a doctor at the Macmillan unit for over 30 years.

Angus enjoys running in his spare time - although recently he says he has noticed definite signs of laziness. He has run 10 marathons in years gone by. All his siblings also run and have run the London Marathon - although never all in the same race (max 5 in 1996). Angus would generally (not always – though) finish behind his siblings but says that he has finished ahead of Ian Botham and also Alistair Campbell.

Angus became a Trustee in 2021.

Contact Details

Telephone: 01202 477 628

List of pharmacies 

 Pharmacy name and address

Phone Number

100 hour pharmacy


Asda Pharmacy

St Pauls Road, Bournemouth,BH8 8DL

01202 298900


Bournemouth East

Castle Lane Pharmacy
482 Castle Lane West Bournemouth, BH8 9UD

01202 772110


Bournemouth West

Ferndown Pharmacy
487 Ringwood Road, Ferndown, BH22 9AG

01202 892666


East Dorset

Tesco Extra Pharmacy
Yarrow Road, Mannings Heath Poole, BH12 4NX

01202 457447 or 01202 367447



Asda Pharmacy
West Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1JQ

01202 207000


Poole Central

Equipment – Is useful for wheelchairs and other equipment

Guide for people nearing end stage of life :

Brief Drugs List for GPs



Morphine sulphate 2.5-5mg SC PRN (10mg in 1ml injection)

(alternative if taking PO or eGFR<30 – Oxycodone 1 – 2.5mg SC PRN (10mg in 1ml injection))

[Please take background opioid into account when prescribing doses for anticipatories]


Midazolam 2.5-5mg SC PRN (10mg in 2ml injection)


Glycopyrronium 200mcg SC PRN (600mcg in 3ml injection)

(alternative for secretions: Hyoscine Butylbromide 20mg/ml injection)

Nausea :

Levomepromazine 6.25mg SC PRN (25mg in 1ml injection)

(alternative for nausea: Haloperidol 1.5mg SC PRN (5mg in 1ml injection)

Water for injection

Dexamethasone 3.3mg SC OD-BD (equivalent to 4mg PO) if risk of steroid withdrawal/Addisons during terminal phase.

Day/Time Example Timetable
Monday - AM

9am MMU Ward Hand over; 9:30am Tour of MMU

10m Consultant Ward Round, MMU

Monday - PM

12pm Ward Nurses - syringe driver administration (treatment room)

1:30 Nursing Handover – MMU (ward office)

MMU – Admission Assessment(s) with ward doctor

Tuesday - AM

9am Ward Hand over

9:20am Referrals Meeting on MMU

10am Community visiting with Specialist Nurse

Tuesday - PM

12:30 Journal Club – MMU (doctors office)

2pm Introduction to Patient and Family Support Team

3pm Introduction to Welfare and benefits Advisor

Wednesday - AM

9am Ward Hand over

9:20am Referrals Meeting on MMU

10am Consultant ward round - MMU

Wednesday - PM

2pm Doctor/Nurse Home Visit with Specialty Doctor

Thursday - AM

9:15am Multi-Disciplinary Team Meeting on MMU

Thursday - PM

2pm Introduction to Palliative Rehabilitation with Physiotherapist

3pm Introduction to Complex Discharge Planning in terminal illness

Friday - AM

Hospital Palliative Care Team Ward Visits

Friday - PM

2pm Introduction to Personalised Care Plan for the Last Days of Life with End of Life Care Nurse

4pm Debrief / sign off