http://www.palliativecareguidelines.scot.nhs.uk/ Guidelines will be available in October at:
http://www.testing29.scot.nhs.uk/ Guidelines can currently be viewed at:
Evidence-based clinical guidelines supports the provision of high quality palliative care by both specialists and general staff.
All Health Boards to ensure that guidance on all core topics is made available NHS QIS to work with Boards and SPPC to agree a national guideline for each core topic and a robust mechanism for reviewing and updating.
National Palliative Care Guideline project started Supported by Scottish Partnership Palliative Care (SPPC) and Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) Co-chairs: Dr Paul Baughan, GP, Dollar and clinical lead NHS FV Dr David Gray, Consultant in Palliative Medicine Accord Hospice, Paisley Aim to include a mix of professionals including pharmacy, primary care and public representation
Anorexia/Cachexia Bowel Obstruction Constipation Diarrhoea Hiccups Nausea and Vomiting Oral Care
Care in last few days of life Complex discharge for end of life care SC hydration Emergencies – fits/ MSCC/Bleeding OOH Handover Information Uncontrolled severe distress Last days of life - Renal Disease
HIS will take ownership of the guidelines SHOW will host App
HIS is developing a light touch process to ensure the currency of the guidelines in the future Patient Information update – a separate project with dedicated funding and resources? Electronic teaching modules for medical staff Fiona Downs