Tributes have been paid by the medical profession and the public to an inspirational doctor from Huddersfield who helped improve the way medics talk to patients.

Dr Kate Granger, who was terminally-ill, died on Saturday surrounded by her loved ones, her husband announced on social media.

Kate, 34, from Wellhouse near Golcar, set about fund-raising for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2011 and raised £250,000.

She achieved her fundraising target just days before she died.

Dr Kate Granger and husband Chris Pointon.

Kate also launched her “Hello, my name is...” campaign to encourage medics to introduce themselves to patients which has been endorsed by celebrities worldwide.

The campaign won the backing of doctors, nurses, therapists and porters across 90 NHS organisations.

WATCH: Dr Granger speaking about her campaign

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Her husband Chris Pointon - who grew up in Mirfield - announced her death on social media.

Doctors and other medical staff were among those who paid tribute.

Liam Brennan, president of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, tweeted: "Saddened to hear the news of Kate Granger's passing - condolences to her family."

Carol Vorderman endorsed Dr Kate Granger's Hello My Name Is... campaign.

Sandi Haines, a stroke nurse, tweeted: "Goodbye Dr Kate Granger you were truly inspirational and you leave the 'hello my name is' legacy for all of us to fulfil in memory of you."

Megan Kumeta, a nurse, tweeted: "Very sorry to hear Kate Granger has passed away. An inspiration and a key person in my nursing training. She will go down in history."

There were also tributes on the Examiner's Facebook page.

Lyn Ann said: "Thoughts and love are with Chris, and Kate's family and friends. She was a beautiful, selfless woman who never complained about the awful card she was dealt. She has left a lasting legacy! RIP Kate! You were one In a million!! Xx"

Kate Granger leading one of her presentations at HRI
Kate Granger leading one of her presentations at HRI

Jennie Coxon said: "Deepest condolences to Kate's, family. A truly inspirational lady. RIP."

Dagmar Tinker said: "Awesome young and brave lady who has left a great legacy. My deepest sympathy to her husband and family. May she rest in peace."

Jane Quinn said: "Such a beautiful beautiful woman rest in peace Kate your battles are over, you have done so well on your wonderful achievements, God bless you."

And Avril Llloyd said: "Met this wonderful lady. Beautiful inside and out. RIP xx."

Dr Kate Granger with her MBE, awarded to her by the Prince of Wales at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London, today. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Dr Kate Granger with her MBE, awarded to her by the Prince of Wales at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London, today. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Many of those who paid tribute made reference Dr Granger's "Hello, my name is...." campaign, which was supported by Aussie singer Kylie Minogue and TV star Carol Vorderman.

Kate had said of the campaign: “I’m a doctor, but also a terminally ill cancer patient.

"During a hospital stay in August 2013 with post-operative sepsis I made the stark observation that many staff looking after me did not introduce themselves before delivering my care.

"It felt incredibly wrong that such a basic step in communication was missing.

Dr. Kate Granger
Dr. Kate Granger

“After ranting at my husband during one evening visiting time he encouraged me to “stop whinging and do something!”

"We decided to start a campaign, primarily using social media initially, to encourage and remind healthcare staff about the importance of introductions in healthcare.

“I firmly believe it is not just about common courtesy, but it runs much deeper. Introductions are about making a human connection between one human being who is suffering and vulnerable, and another human being who wishes to help. They begin therapeutic relationships and can instantly build trust in difficult circumstances."