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Clinical Practice Summary - Lancs & South Cumbria Consensus Guidance

In 2012 Lancashire and South Cumbria Specialist Palliative Care group wrote prescribing guidelines around managing common symptoms in a palliative care setting. These were well received and in 2014 were updated.

CPS_LSC.pngIn 2016, Lancashire and South Cumbria joined with Mersey and Cheshire in a new Strategic Clinical Network based around the North West Coast. As a result, this new version: Clinical Practice Summary - Lancs & South Cumbria Consensus Guideance, has been developed, based on the guidance produced by our neighbouring Northern Strategic Clinical Network’s Guidelines (2016) and a Mersey and Cheshire Clinical Practice Summary (2017).


We have worked hard to try and achieve consensus and base the practice summaries on the best available evidence. We hope that in doing this we can help to ensure a consistency of approach to managing common symptoms, particularly for those individuals who receive care in a number of different locations.


Whilst every care has been taken to ensure accuracy and clarity, prescribers and clinicians must make all their decisions based on a full clinical assessment and their assessment of the risks and benefits of any intervention. They must also take into account any local guidance where it exists. Contact your local Specialist Palliative Care team if advice required.

Latest clinical guideline updates from the Cheshire & Merseyside Audit Group can be found at  Standards and Guidelines.