Palliative and end of life care

This guidance and resources are intended to support general practice. They have been developed after careful consideration of the information and clinical opinion available to the speciality transformation working group, including consultant and GP leads for NW London Trusts and CCGs.  Whilst it has been produced with significant input from clinicians, it provides general advice only and does not replace any part of a clinician’s responsibility to assess each clinical case on its own merits, when exercising their clinical judgement.  The CCG will not, therefore, accept liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience arising as a consequence of any use of or the inability to use any information in this guidance.

This guidance is not intended to be used as a performance management resource.

This is intended to be a guide only. It is not exhaustive and appropriate clinical judgment should be used for individual cases.

The North West London Integrated Care System are currenty undertaking a review of community-based specialist palliative care starting 18 November 2021. Find out more.

The NW London Guidance for Primary Care Last Phase of Life End of Life Anticipatory Medicines contains the following information:

  • Management of symptoms
  • Prescribing Information
  • Access to Anticipatory Medicines
  • Contact details of Community Pharmacies stocking Anticipatory Medicines
  • Contact details of Local Hospices and community-based specialist palliative care services
  • Sample MAAR chart

Upcoming events

Harlington Hospice is hosting two Palliative Care Bite size sessions in May and June.


Tuesday, 16 May 2023 : 1pm-2pm : Dementia: Palliative Tips and Practice

Guest Speaker: Dr Joanne Brady, Palliative Care Consultant

Dementia is now the commonest cause of death and it can be complicated in any setting: home, care home, hospice or hospital. Management of those with dementia towards the end of life poses practical, ethical and psychological issues, both for the patient and their family. Dr Joanne Brady is a Palliative Care Consultant with a special interest in dementia and end of life issues and we are thrilled that she has agreed to join us during Dementia Action Week so that we can all learn from her.

Register here


Thursday, 29 June 2023 : 1pm-2pm

Guest Speaker: Dr Kathryn Mannix: Conversations and Stories at the End of Life

Dr Kathryn Mannix, a retired Palliative Care Consultant, is now an international media star! She has written several amazing books and lectures widely on the concept of ordinary dying. She is determined that we find a way to talk about death more easily in society; plan ahead and be more at ease with mortality. She is a joy to listen to and we are very, very honoured that she has agreed to be our speaker.

Register here

Document library

Thumbnail Title Date Posted
folder icon Anticipatory Care Planning (ACP) 09/07/2022
folder icon EOLC Medications 20/07/2022
folder icon EOLC Resources 20/07/2022
folder icon Specialist Palliative Care Services 20/07/2022

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