Dr Fran Hakkak (MBBS, BSc, MSc, FRCP) is a consultant in palliative medicine. She trained in London at King’s College and the London School of Economics and worked at the Royal Marsden and St Christopher’s Hospice before moving to the West Midlands for specialty training. Fran first worked at Compton as a registrar in 2005. She became a consultant in 2009 and then Medical Director at Compton in 2018.
Fran’s professional interests include respiratory palliative care, psychology, equality diversity and inclusion, and leadership. In 2021 she became a graduate of the Nye Bevan Programme with the NHS Leadership Academy. Fran is passionate about supporting multidisciplinary teams to provide excellent holistic care for patients and families regardless of diagnosis and setting, and working collaboratively across systems to develop services that meet peoples’ needs.