Information for healthcare professionals
The information below is general and not specific to COVID-19.
We have compiled some essential information and useful links for GPs who are treating end of life and palliative care patients.
The aim of this information hub is to simplify the actions that GPs should consider undertaking, when they have seen a patient who is approaching their end of life. On occasions, these arrangements can be done at a comfortable pace, but equally, they may have to be made speedily, often when the GP is on call.
Just In Case medication box
Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin CCG
- Telford & Wrekin supplying pharmacies
- Shropshire supplying pharmacies
- Shropshire pharmacies: extended drug list
- Pharmacy flow chart
All Wales Care Decisions Guidance and symptom control
Care decisions guides in Welsh and English:
Severn Hospice documents
Policies and prescribing
- Anticipatory prescribing in the dying patient July 2018
- Prescribing methadone: GP information
- Methadone for pain relief: patient information
- Prescribing dexamethasone: oral and subcut doses
Useful links to other guides
Other useful information
Severn Hospice has provided the documents detailed above to solely provide ease of access to essential information for registered GPs and other suitably qualified medical professionals.
Whilst a number of documents are owned and produced by Severn Hospice others are not. Those which are not produced by Severn Hospice have been kindly provided by outside partners such as the Clinical Commissioning Group.
Please note that Severn Hospice in no way claims to own, or have any control over, the documents produced by these outside partners which are accessible through this website. Severn Hospice purely provides an easy access facility for clinicians to obtain important information.
Severn Hospice does not accept any liability for the contents of documents which are reproduced on this website.