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End of Life (EoL) Priority Medicines Announced

End of Life (EoL) Priority Medicines Announced

In order the manage additional demand for end of life medicines, and ensure safe, equitable and compassionate care for patients, the Association of Palliative Medicine, Royal College of GPs, Hospice UK and the Association of Supportive and Palliative Care Pharmacy,...

Re-use of medicines in care homes and hospices

Re-use of medicines in care homes and hospices

A national SOP has been developed to allow the re-use of medicines in care homes and hospices if medicines shortages occur during the coronavirus pandemic. The SOP includes a template log and feedback form in separate appendices. The most up to date information can be...

ASPCP Conference 2018 Presentations

ASPCP Conference 2018 Presentations

For those members attending the ASPCP annual conference this Thursday in Birmingham you can access presentations from the members events page here. More presentations will be uploaded as these become available. Note that hard copies of presentations will not be...

Pregabalin guidance in drug misuse

Pregabalin guidance in drug misuse

This guidance sets out how to reduce the risks for people using pregabalin. Though not specifically palliative care it makes an interesting read considering the increase in use and abuse of this drug. You may find the information on tolerance and withdrawal helpful...