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Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines Palliative care guidelines

17/11/2017 The research bulletin for November is now available

The Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines reflect a consensus of opinion about good practice in the management of adult patients with life limiting illness. They are designed for healthcare professionals from any care setting who are involved in supporting people with a palliative life-limiting condition.

The guidelines have been developed by a multidisciplinary group of professionals working in the community, hospital and specialist palliative care services throughout Scotland.

Further details about the key principles, background and methodology used to develop the guidelines can be found in the Background section of the website, and these should be considered alongside any recommendations within individual guidelines.

Adherence to guideline recommendations will not ensure a successful outcome in every case. It is the responsibility of all professionals to exercise clinical judgement in the management of individual patients. Palliative care specialists occasionally use or recommend other drugs, doses or drug combinations.

A hard copy of each individual section can be downloaded and printed using the pdf tab that appears at the top of each section.

The online version of these guidelines contains the most up to date information. For recent changes, please visit the News and Updates page.

Note : These national guidelines replace the previous pain symptom control section of the “Lothian Palliative Care Guidelines (2010)”.

Mobile App

Selected guidelines are available as a mobile app for iPhone and Android. Visit the Mobile App page for more information and how to access.

Copyright 2014 NHSScotland

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2017

Created: 13 Nov 2013

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Red – For medicines normally initiated and used under specialist guidance

Amber – For medicines normally initiated by a specialist but may be used by generalists

Green – For medicines routinely initiated and used by generalists

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