Palliative Care (End-of-Life Care)

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness. by means of early identification, and impeccable assessment and treatment, of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. 

End-of-life care (EoLC) helps all those with advanced, progressive, life-threatening illness to live as well as is possible, through the prevention and relief of suffering, until they die. It enables the needs of both patient and family to be identified and met throughout the last phase of life and into bereavement. It includes management of pain and other symptoms, and provision of psychological, social, spiritual and practical support.

On this webpage you will find service information, referral routes and a number of helpful tools that should help with early identification, making an advance care plan and other parts of end of life care.


The London EoLC Clinical Network (NHS E&I) has published a Covid-19 London Primary Care Support Document (see Downloads). This comprehensive document includes guidance around the entire EoLC pathway including symptom control, compassionate conversations and care after death among other areas.

Please also see: 


Community Palliative Care

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey

Islington

  • Service name: Elipse (CNWL)
  • Referral route: A referral form can be found in ISL EMIS under ISL global documents > Palliative Care  > Palliative Care Referral Form
  • t: 020 3317 5777
    e: palliative.islington@nhs.net
  • Out of hours: 0845 155 5000 (ask the operator to air call the Palliative Care Team)

North Camden

South Camden

  • Service name: CNWL
  • Referral route: A referral form called Palliative Care Referral Form can be found on the Camden EMIS Forms page
  • t: 020 3317 5777
    e: palliative.islington@nhs.net
  • Out of hours: 0845 155 5000 (ask the operator to air call the Palliative Care Team)

Hospices

Marie Curie Hospice Hampstead

North London Hospice

St Joseph's

St John & St Elizabeth


Use the pan-London EoLC Maar chart 

An end of life care medical authorisation and administration record (Maar) was agreed by the London-wide Clinical Advisory Group in July 2020. 

  • the Maar chart is available on EMIS, or see Downloads
  • presentation slides from a webinar introducing the new Maar chart, on 2 July 2020, are available (see Downloads). 

Via Coordinate My Care, those with chronic healthcare conditions and/or life-limiting illnesses can create a personalised care plan so that they can express their wishes on how and where they are treated and cared for. This can be shared electronically with urgent care providers, especially in an emergency.


Services

No services match ""

Dr Jonathan Sheldon, clinical lead for Palliative Care (End-of-Life Care)

Camden Last Phase of Life Clinical Lead

Dr Jonathan Sheldon

Abirame Sambisivan, clinical lead for Palliative Care (End-of-Life Care)

Enfield Macmillan End of Life Care Clinical Lead

Abirame Sambisivan


Pathways View All


Downloads


Enhanced Services View All


News View All

Service Updates

Briefing to care homes and domiciliary care providers during Covid-19: #61

Haringey Latest information on Covid-19, NHS E&I webinars, upcoming NCL webinars and Covid-19 support directory
Jul 8th, 2021
Service Updates

Briefing to care homes and domiciliary care providers during Covid-19: #59

Haringey Latest information on Covid-19, NHS E&I webinars, upcoming NCL webinars and Covid-19 support directory
Jun 8th, 2021
Service Updates

Training for carers to give anticipatory subcutaneous injections

NCL Wide For non-professional carers who need to give anticipatory subcutaneous injections to people who choose to die at home
May 4th, 2021
Service Updates

Briefing to care homes and domiciliary care providers during Covid-19: #48

Haringey Latest information on Covid-19, NHSEI webinars, upcoming NCL webinars and Covid-19 support directory
Mar 11th, 2021
Clinical Updates

Briefing to care homes and domiciliary care providers during Covid-19

Haringey Latest information on Covid-19, NHSEI webinars, upcoming NCL webinars and Covid-19 support directory
Mar 8th, 2021
Service Updates

EOLC: EARLY Identification and Personalised Care Planning Tool Released

Islington A webinar about this tool will be held in November, details to follow soon
Nov 4th, 2020
Practice Manager News

Practice-based Palliative Care Meetings Restart

Islington Routine practice meetings to review palliative care patients restart
Oct 21st, 2020
Announcements

Reminder: Safe Use of Alfentanil Injection

Islington If in any doubt regarding the strength or dose prescribed, liaise with the palliative care team
Oct 7th, 2020
Service Updates

End of Life Care: ACP Coordinator Service Ends

Islington In future, contact the community palliative care service for adults or children for advice
Jul 29th, 2020

Events View Upcoming



General Services

Adult Safeguarding

Child Safeguarding

Community Services

Emergency, Rapid Access & Urgent Care Services

Emergency, Rapid Access & Urgent Care Services for Children

Hospitals

Self-refer


Last updated: Jun 1st, 2021
Review date: Aug 18th, 2021