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ASPCP Conference 2021

ASPCP Conference 2021

Bookings are now open for the 2021 ASPCP Conference and AGM to be held on Thursday 18th November. For the second year running we are hosting an on-line conference on Zoom. There is a great line-up of speakers and the confirmed programme is available on the ASPCP...

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 AGM and Conference 2020

ASPCP AGM and Conference 2020

The ASPCP 2019/20 financial report and 2019 AGM minutes are now available on the members area of the website here. The ASPCP AGM will be held virtually on 19th November 2020 during the ASPCP Conference. If you have not already booked a place this must be done before...

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...