Project

Anticipatory Prescribing in Community End of Life Care: analysis of national policy documents (PEOLC02)

Analysis of national policy documents concerning Anticipatory Prescribing

Summary 

Anticipatory Prescribing of end-of-life medications in advance of need to be kept in a patient’s home or care home is widespread practice and endorsed by NICE as best practice in Palliative and end of life care. This study is examining guidelines and policy documents published by Clinical Commissioning Groups, Trusts and hospices across the UK:

  1. Before the pandemic (Richella Ryan leading)
  2. During the pandemic (Meg Majumder leading)

Project activity 

  • Paper concerning analysis pre-pandemic now close to journal submission
  • Analysis of documents available during pandemic currently underway
  • Peer review journal publications
  • This study has led on to the current Region-wide audit of Anticipatory Prescribing being led by Stephen Barclay within the NHS England PEOLC Strategic Clinical Network

Next steps 

  • Paper concerning analysis pre-pandemic now close to journal submission
  • Analysis of documents available during pandemic currently underway

Who is involved

Principal Investigator: Stephen Barclay, University of Cambridge (UoC)

Researchers and Institutions:

  • Richella Ryan (UoC)
  • Meg Majumder (UoC)
  • Claire Goodman (University of Hertfordshire)

Contact us

Stephen Barclay (UOC)

Email: sigb2@medschl.cam.ac.uk