Pharmacy – Community

The Community Pharmacy Palliative Care Network

Network leaflet – updated January 2015



The Community Pharmacy Palliative Care Network leaflet may be downloaded through NHSGGC StaffNet only. Alternatively you can request a copy at Contact.

For specialist palliative care pharmacy advice, please contact any of the following:

Specialist Pharmacists (Palliative Care)
Susan Addie – Tel: 07880 786 659

Carolyn Mackay – Tel: 0141 557 7437 Mob: 07775 012 560

Macmillan Lead Pharmacist (Palliative Care)
Elayne Harris – Tel: 0141 427 8248 Mob: 07876 478140


All Scottish Palliative Care Network Pharmacies on NHS Inform Pharmacy Search 


Palliative Care Resources for Community Pharmacy



The Palliative Care Resources for Community Pharmacy Version 2.0 – June 2015 may be downloaded through NHSGGC StaffNet.

If you do not have access to StaffNet, the folder can also be accessed via Community Pharmacy Scotland website

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society have endorsed the palliative care resources folder for community pharmacy.

Macmillan Pharmacy Service




Macmillan Pharmacist Facilitator Project



Palliative Care News Bites


Bi-monthly round-up of palliative care news and views for community pharmacy staff, brought to you by the Macmillan Pharmacy Service.

Service Reports



GGC Medicines – Adult Therapeutics Handbook

The GGC Medicines – Adult Therapeutics Handbook resource is intended as a reference source for education about the safe and effective use of medicines.


Palliative Care Guidelines – Medication


Palliative Care Guidelines include new (2014) T34 Syringe Pump Competencies for Primary Care, Palliative Care Drug Monographs and other guidelines links.



Community Palliative Care Kardex


Guidance for use of the Community Palliative Care Kardex (Updated June 2016) PDF 2 MB

Primary Care Palliative Care Kardex Awareness Presentation May 2016 PDF 2.4 MB


Ordering details

• Kardexes can now be ordered via Pecos (233121) ; price is ~£500 for 1000 kardexes therefore share between an HSCP

• Stock recording sheets also now on Pecos (233125) ; price is ~£45 for 500



Just In Case


‘Just in Case’ (Anticipatory Prescribing) Boxes Implementation in NHS GG&C

Elayne Harris
Macmillan Lead Pharmacist for Palliative Care
October 2013

Just in Case documents


Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines


The Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines reflect a consensus of opinion about good practice in the management of adult patients with life limiting illness. They are designed for healthcare professionals from any care setting who are involved in supporting people with a palliative life-limiting condition.

Palliative Care Formulary 5th edition (PCF5+)


The on-line Palliative Care Formulary, although based on the 5th
UK edition published in October 2014, is regularly updated to provide
the most up to date content, and is thus denoted as PCF5+.

Community Pharmacy Scotland


Community Pharmacy Scotland is the organisation which represents community pharmacy owners throughout Scotland in almost every aspect of their working lives, and is the voice of these vital healthcare professionals north of the Border, as they deliver pharmaceutical care to the people of Scotland.

Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines – NHSGGC Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee website
has the latest Formulary Decisions, Medicines Update Bulletins and other useful resources. Follow us for alerts to new medicines decisions, Formulary, guidelines etc. Twitter: @NHSGGCMeds

Paediatric Palliative Care Links / Resources


Palliative Care Resource Folder –  Children Services (StaffNet only)

Paediatric Palliative Care Unlicensed Specials Information Word 20 KB

Medicines for Children

Together for Short Lives Website

APPM (Association for Paediatric Palliative Medicine) Master Formulary 2017 (4th edition)

Children in Scotland requiring Palliative Care: identifying numbers and needs (The ChiSP Study) PDF 998 KB


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