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Specialist Palliative Care Team – Referral Pathway

Specialist Palliative Care Team - Referral Pathway


Patient with advanced progressive disease (cancer and/or non-cancer diagnosis), aged 18 or older, and registered with a Coventry GP

The referrer must see the patient before making a referral.  Accurate and current information is essential for the prioritisation of the referral.  Referrals for urgent assessment should not be made if more than one working day has passed since the referrer saw the patient.

Patient consent should be obtained before referral to the team (if able) OR if the patient is unable to discuss, an appropriate carer should be aware. The GP should be made aware of the referral. All patients referred to the specialist palliative care nursing team should be known to/ have been referred to the District Nursing team.

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