Websites for healthcare professionals

Websites that are designed to help healthcare professionals find more detailed information on specific end-of-life care issues. Although these websites contain detailed medical information, some patients and carers may also find them useful.

Association for Palliative Medicine

The Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland (APM) is an association for doctors who work in hospices and specialist palliative care units in hospitals. Formed in 1986, it now has approximately 1000 members from all over the UK and includes doctors based overseas. The APM exists to promote the advancement and development of palliative medicine and is recognised as representing physicians at all grades who work in palliative medicine and those with an interest in the specialty.

European Association for Palliative Care

The EAPC brings together many voices to forge a vision of excellence in palliative care that meets the needs of patients and their families. It strives to develop and promote palliative care in Europe through information, education and research using multi-professional collaboration, while engaging with stakeholders at all levels.

Gold Standards Framework

The Gold Standards Framework is a systematic evidence-based approach to optimising the care for patients nearing the end of life delivered by generalist providers. It is concerned with helping people to live well until the end of life and includes care in the final years of life for people with any end stage illness in any setting.

NHS End of Life Care Programme

The National End of Life Care Programme works with health and social care services across all sectors in England to improve end of life care for adults by implementing the Department of Health’s End of Life Care Strategy. This website is designed to support health and social care staff working, in any capacity, with people nearing the end of life.

Palliative Care Matters

Palliative Care Matters is a website intended for healthcare professionals working in palliative care or related fields. You are welcome to visit the pages as a Guest, but please consider registering, as this will bring several advantages. An important feature of the site allows you, as a registered user, to automatically identify new items that have been added since your last visit. If you also register your profession and home country, several of the pages will show quick menu links to items most likely to interest you. provides essential independent information for health professionals about drugs used in palliative and hospice care. It includes unlicensed (unlabeled) indications and routes, and details about the administration of multiple drugs by continuous subcutaneous infusion.

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