Care Homes and COVID-19: Palliative and End of Life Care

Tiffany Barrett, Interim co-director, South West Medicines Information and Training, NHS England SouthPublished

Click here to view our most up to date Summary of COVID-19 medicines guidance: Palliative and End of Life Care.

The summary page signposts to key medicines related guidance that we are aware of from professional and government bodies relating to coronavirus and palliative and end of life care. A lot of this advice will be applicable to the care home setting.

It covers advice from key professional societies and organisations involved in palliative and end of life care including –

  • NICE
  • NHS England/NHS Improvement
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • GPhC
  • Association of Palliative Medicine
  • British Geriatrics Society

The advice in these resources ranges from symptom control to dealing with controlled drugs.

Key resources

The Palliative Care Formulary

Our summary

  • The Palliative Care formulary is accessible on Medicines Complete through a free Open Athens account. Instructions for how to register for this and access the PCF can be found here.

Your local CCG formulary for palliative care

  • All CCGs will have worked with local palliative care teams for provide localised advice on the management of palliative care patients.

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