Partners in palliative care project

Project aim

The aim of the Partners in Palliative Care project is:

For GPs, medical specialists, chronic disease support services and specialist palliative care services to have a clear understanding of each other’s role and methods for collaborating to deliver high quality person and family centred care for people living with a life-limiting illness in the last 12-18 months of life, including:

  • Information and support given to people and their families when palliative care support or a palliative approach is first being considered (prior to specialist palliative care involvement).
  • Preferred approaches for referral to community palliative care services and palliative care consultancy services, including options for pre-referral discussion of care needs and exploring options to have these needs met.
  • Preferred approaches to ensure appropriate ongoing support is available for people being considered for ‘discharge’ by community palliative care services.
  • Support for GPs regarding anticipatory prescribing in the last months and weeks of life.

Further information

Contact Melanie Ware, Partners in Palliative Care Project Manager on .