Palliative and end-of-life care

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

Lung cancer: clinical review

Lung cancer: clinical review

The diagnosis and management of lung cancer, including risk factors and indications...

All future GPs should have palliative care experience, says GP trainee

All future GPs should have palliative care experience, says GP trainee

Future GPs should develop palliative care experience as part of their training, according...

CQC to rate GP practices on end-of-life care

CQC to rate GP practices on end-of-life care

GP practices will be given an additional rating assessing the quality of end-of-life...

How to approach difficult conversations during end-of-life care

How to approach difficult conversations during end-of-life care

There are many issues that GPs should consider when providing care to a patient at...

GP workforce crisis set to undermine palliative care, BMA warns

GP workforce crisis set to undermine palliative care, BMA warns

Providing palliative care in the community will become 'even more challenging' if...

End of life care: NICE guidelines will help GPs meet dying patients' needs

End of life care: NICE guidelines will help GPs meet dying patients' needs

Dr Adam Firth explains why new end-of-life care guidance from NICE will help the...

GPs should offer tailored end of life care to avoid Liverpool Care Pathway mistakes

GPs should offer tailored end of life care to avoid Liverpool Care Pathway mistakes

GPs should tailor end of life care to fit individual patients' needs to avoid repeating...

The GP's role in end-of-life care

The GP's role in end-of-life care

Managing end-of-life care, including advice on identiying patients approaching the...