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Rowcroft Community Specialist Palliative Care Team (covering Torbay and South Devon)
Hospice at Home team
Service available 24 hours for patients with prognosis of less than 2 weeks who wish to die at home
St Luke's Hospice, Turnchapel, in-patients unit
St Luke's Hospice, Turnchapel, outpatients clinic
Derriford Hospital St Luke's Specialist Palliative Care Team
The Mustard Tree, Derriford Hospital – Cancer Support Centre
Jeremiah's Journey, Derriford Hospital – Grief Support for Children & Parents
St Luke's Community Specialist Palliative Care Team
Covering Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon
Specialist Palliative Care Team
Advance Care Planning (ACP) can help the patients and those close to them prepare for the future. It gives an opportunity to think about, talk about and write down preferences and priorities for future care, including how they want to receive care towards the end of life.
The Advanced care Planning booklet can be downloaded from the NHS Devon CCG website, along with resources for healthcare workers around treatment escalation plans (TEP).
This formulary has been produced with reference to local symptom control guidelines. Each section lists drugs that have a recognised place in the control of individual symptoms.
Some of the drug usages recommended are outside of product licence, either by way of indication, dose or route of administration. However, the approaches described are recognised as reasonable practice within palliative medicine in the UK. If you are concerned about prescribing in such areas, the Specialist Palliative Care Teams are available to provide further information and support.
St Luke's Hospice - healthcare professionals information
Rowcroft - clinical resources
Details of the Enhanced Service for the Availability of Specialist Medicines, including a list of medications designed to meet the urgent needs of patients and the community pharmacies in Devon providing the service can be found here.