News & Latest 15.09.2020

GP Anticipatory prescribing of “Just in Case” medication for end of life care at home: an established practice that requires careful application

Read the latest publication by Ben Bowers on General Practitioners’ decisions about prescribing end-of-life anticipatory medications: a qualitative study.

Access the link to publication here  and PDF download below.


B Bowers, MSc, RGN, Queen’s Nurse, NIHR School for Primary Care Research PhD student.

"GPs view anticipatory medications as key to symptom management for patients at the end of life. The drugs are often presented as a clinical recommendation to ensure patients and families accept the prescription. GPs need regular access to nurses and rely on their skills to administer drugs appropriately".