After the success of its two previous workshops on Anticipatory Prescribing, the Cambridge Palliative and End of Life Care Group is holding a further workshop on Wednesday October 30th in Cambridge for health professionals and policy makers. We will review Dr Richella Ryan’s research on national polices and guidelines for AP and start work on drawing up professional consensus guidance together.
Doctors and other clinicians looking after patients with heart failure may avoid ‘Advance Care Planning’ conversations with the patient because they seem like an admission of failure, according to a new review of research looking at how these conversations are helped or hindered. Some clinicians feared that such conversations would ‘destroy hope’. Cardiologists in particular […]
85% of GP practices in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area now use an electronic data sharing system designed by practitioners, patients, IT specialists and commissioners in the region. This initiative is underpinned by research carried out by Dr Mila Petrova and Dr Stephen Barclay at the Primary Care Unit’s Palliative and End of Life Care Group. The data sharing system, […]
The latest Gosport War Memorial Hospital inquiry has increased patient, public, and clinician awareness in the UK about syringe drivers for continuous subcutaneous delivery of opioids and other medications at the end of life. In safe hands, syringe drivers facilitate safe and effective symptom control for those no longer able to swallow or absorb tablets. […]
Three separate conference awards were made to members of the Cambridge Palliative and End of Life Care Group at the most important UK conference on palliative care – the APM Annual Supportive & Palliative Care Conference 2019. The awards brought Cambridge research into the spotlight at the event, which draws clinicians together with researchers and […]
The continuation of preventive drugs among older patients with advanced cancer is examined in a recent publication in the research journal, Cancer. Dr Stephen Barclay (Department Public Health & Primary Care), collaborated with colleagues from the Karolinska Institute and Newcastle University, finding that the use of preventive drugs in the last year of life is […]