The following guidelines should help to answer your most common questions:
Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Better Care Together COVID-19 and Palliative, End of Life and Bereavement Care: adapting guidance to aid care by the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland
Talking about uncertain recovery and goals of care for patients who are at risk of dying with COVID 19
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) Symptom Management for Adults with Palliative Care or End of Life Care Needs, including those with COVID 19
NICE Covid-19 rapid guideline: managing symptoms (including at the end of life) in the community
e-Learning for Health learning path for end of life care and COVID 19
Talking to relatives: A guide to compassionate phone communication during COVID-19
Easy reference guidelines for the Management of Common Symptoms in the Last Few Days of Life
Opioid drugs and their conversion
Compatibility for mixing two drugs in a syringe driver (use water for injection) - Syringe Driver Mixing Table. To further check syringe driver compatibilities, register at palliativedrugs.com for free and select ‘SDSD’ tab for details of which drugs will mix safely together.
Anticipatory Prescribing for Patients on the Palliative Care Register for Non-Malignant Conditions Primary Care Guidance form LMSG
The Palliative Care Guidelines is a free online resource
National guidance on managing diabetes towards end of life
Leicester Medicines Strategy Group (LMSG) Palliative Care Prescribing - Specialist Recommendation Only Drugs
Motor Neurone Disease Guidance on withdrawal of assisted ventilation. Please discuss with the Motor Neurone Disease team for further information on (0116) 231 8437.
Supporting adults with learning disabilities who are dying - The Making Choices Handbook for carers and people with a learning disability