Services Database Palliative Care Service

Service ID

109056

Description

The aim of the service is to support anticipatory prescribing and allow rapid access to medicines commonly prescribed in palliative care, to enable a greater percentage of patients to have a home death, rather than to be moved to an institution such as hospital.

By establishing a network of pharmacies that will routinely hold stock of the main End of Life medicines, carers and other health care professionals should not experience delays in obtaining these medicines for the patients that they are caring for.

Location of service

South Staffordshire LPC

Commissioner

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

On demand availability of specialist drugs (palliative care)

Other organisations involved

Dates

Start date: 01/04/2016
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

Not known. 

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