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Website Links


Local Hospice Services

Eden Valley Hospice, Carlisle http://www.evhospice.org.uk
Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland http://www.hospiceathome.co.uk/
Hospice at Home West Cumbria http://www.hospiceathomewestcumbria.org.uk/
St Mary's Hospice, Ulverston http://www.stmaryshospice.org.uk

Local Cancer Information Services

Cancer Information Service West Cumberland Hospital

Information about hospices/links to training courses nationally

Hospice Information http://www.hospiceinformation.info/

News/events/links to many other palliative care sites locally, nationally and internationally

National Council for Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Services http://www.ncpc.org.uk/links/pc_org.html

Others

National Forum for Hospice at Home http://www.hospiceathome.org.uk/
Macmillan Cancer Relief http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Home.aspx
Marie Curie Cancer Care http://www.mariecurie.org.uk/
Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care http://www.palliativecarescotland.org.uk/
Living with dying-the patients experience http://www.healthtalkonline.org/
International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (includes on-line palliative care manual) http://www.hospicecare.com/
Wellbeing in Dying http://www.wellbeingindying.org.uk/

For more information about cancer

Macmillan Cancer Information http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Cancerinformation.aspx
Northern Cancer Network http://www.cancernorth.nhs.uk/home
University of Newcastle UK guide to internet resources for cancer http://www.cancerindex.org/
National Cancer Institute (Major US review articles) http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics

For more information about non-cancer diagnoses

Alzheimers society http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/index.php
Motor Neurone Disease Association http://www.mndassociation.org/
Multiple Sclerosis Society http://www.mssociety.org.uk/
Parkinsons Disease society http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/
Stroke Association http://www.stroke.org.uk/
Terrence Higgins Trust (AIDS or HIV infection) http://www.tht.org.uk/
British Heart Foundation http://www.bhf.org.uk/
Mencap (Learning Disability) http://www.mencap.org.uk/document.asp?pageType=112&subjectId=&audGroup=&subjectLevel2=&origin=pageType&searchPhrase=&id=5&alpha=E

Caring for Carers

Caring for Carers Professional Information http://www.helpthehospices.org.uk/our-services/developing-practice/carers/
Caring for someone with cancer http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Ifsomeoneelsehascancer/CaringForSomeone.aspx
NHS Choices resources for Carers http://www.nhs.uk/CarersDirect/guide/Pages/Guidetocaringhome.aspx

Looking after yourself

Support 4 doctors (Royal Medical Benevolent Fund project) http://www.support4doctors.org/
Doctors for doctors (British Medical Association confidential counselling service) http://www.bma.org.uk/doctors_health/index.jsp
Primary care support services for doctors in Wales http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/home.cfm?orgid=558
Sacred Space Foundation http://www.sacredspace.org.uk/

For more information about prescribing and therapeutics

British National Formulary http://www.bnf.org/bnf/bnf/current/29446.htm
Palliative care formulary. Includes syringe driver drug compatibility charts http://www.palliativedrugs.com/
Palliative medicine matters. Book catalogue, links, syringe driver prescribing information http://www.pallcare.info/index.php?menu=1
Electronic Medicines Compendium http://emc.medicines.org.uk/

Exploring what matters most

Preferred priorities for care
Aging with dignity: The five wishes
The four things that matter most Dr Ira Block

Updated March 2011

Important News

Important Changes in Cumbria Palliative Care Prescribing Practice

Cumbria is changing practice, from 1st April 2011.

The Area Prescribing Committee has recommended the following changes:

  • All strong opioids are to be prescribed by brand name
  • "Just in Case" prescribing is to be encouraged and promoted
  • Morphine is to replace diamorphine as the subcutaneous injectable strong opioid of choice for palliative care patients in Cumbria

21/03/2011

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North Cumbria Pallative Care website

The award winning North Cumbria Palliative Care website continues to receive around 30,000 page views a year. This is 82 page views every single day of the year, 2,500 hits every month, without any publicity or advertising program.

1/3/2011

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