2017-18 SLA

Palliative Care Pharmacy Providers Staffordshire and Stoke Sept 2017

Palliative Care Service SLA NS and Stoke 1.4.2017

Service Aims

The aim of the service is to support anticipatory prescribing and allow rapid access to medicines commonly prescribed in palliative care, to enable a greater percentage of patients to have a home death, rather than to be moved to an institution such as hospital. By establishing a network of pharmacies that will routinely hold stock of the main End of Life medicines, carers and other health care professionals should not experience delays in obtaining these medicines for the patients that they are caring for.

Pharmacies that are commissioned to hold the End of Life medicines can be found by clicking onto this spread sheet

other useful resources can be found below;

At a Glance Guide to Prescribing Analgesics for Non-Malignant Chronic Pain

Guideline for the use of symptom control west mids pal care physicians

Palliative care medicines review summary[1]