Palliative and end-of-life care

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Principles of advance care planning explained

Dr Catherine Millington-Sanders

How can we improve care for bereaved patients?

Medico-legal: Advice on prescribing opioids

How GPs can provide good end-of-life care

Four in five GPs struggle to find time to care for dying patients, survey shows

The RCGP has published quality improvement standards for end of life care in general...

How we improved end-of-life care in our practice

Dr Victoria Middleton explains how her practice has increased the number of patients...

End-of-life care: Providing person-centred care to patients at the end of life

GP Dr Rajiv Mitra explains how a new resource for terminally-ill patients is helping...

End-of-life care: CQC briefing

Dr Devin Gray discusses how CQC inspectors assess a practice's approach to end-of-life...

Palliative care: How GPs can handle conversations about end-of-life care

Talking to patients about end-of-life care is not easy even for experienced health...

End-of-life care scenario: managing hepatic failure

As GPs become more involved with palliative care, they are dealing with more complex...

Dealing with your first death as a GP

Handling the death of a patient as a GP can be a very different experience to dealing...

Exclusive: Fifth of GPs would help a terminally ill patient end their life if law allowed it

One in five GPs would help a terminally ill patient end their life if the law changed...

Practice rated outstanding after helping 97% of palliative care patients die at home

The CQC has praised a GP practice that featured in a BBC documentary as outstanding...

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