Clinical Information, Guidelines & Policies

Palliative Care Guidelines & Policies




Sub Cut Syringe Pumps including T34 now on Sub Cut Syringe Pumps web page

Palliative Care Drug Monographs (Unlicensed Use)


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. The guidelines have been developed by a multidisciplinary group of professionals working in the community, hospital and specialist palliative care services throughout Scotland.’
The Guidelines can be viewed and downloaded as PDFs at the
Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines Website


West of Scotland Guidelines for Malignant Spinal Cord Compression (MSCC)

The following Guidelines can now be accessed at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre website:

  • Malignant Spinal Cord Compression
  • Central Venous Access Devices
  • Anaphylaxis, Acute Hypersensitivity or Allergic Reactions
  • Vinca Alkaloid
  • Chemotherapy Extravasation Guideline

MSCC Patient Information Card (West of Scotland) PDF 140 KB

MSCC Patient Information Card (West of Scotland) PDF 145 KB (print as A5 double sided)

Mental Health Palliative Care Inpatients Resource Manual

This manual is currently being reviewed.

The Palliative Care Algorithms described in the manual have been replaced by Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines.

Community Palliative Care Kardex (Pilot – Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire)


Just in Case (Anticipatory Prescribing) Boxes Implementation in NHSGGC

Content has moved to Community Pharmacy webpage




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