Effective, safe and appropriate prescribing of medication for symptom control at the end of life is absolutely crucial as part of the overall care of dying patients.
North Tees & Hartlepool Foundation Trust have produced a short reference guide to summarise (in a highly concise form) the symptom control guidance provided in the NECN Palliative and End of Life Care Guidelines 2012.
It is intended that this guide will be used by nursing and medical healthcare professionals who
prescribe medication for patients at the end of life and it will be available on the North Tees and
Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust intranet site, and via access to an electronic document for nonTrust community colleagues (e.g. Out of Hours, GPs).