16. Palliative Care Guidelines

First line drugs Second line drugs Specialist drugs Secondary care drugs
Recommended in both primary and secondary care Alternatives (often in specific conditions) in both primary and secondary care Where a specialist input is needed (see introduction for definition) Prescribing principally within secondary care only



  • Several recommendations in this chapter involve the use of medications outside of their product license i.e. ‘off-label'. This increases the prescriber's responsibility. Please contact Pharmacy for further information.

  • Information about the availability of medications at Community Pharamcies within the BNSSSG area is available here


Last updated by: Emily Knight on 12-10-2017 11:26