Information Hub

We have compiled some essential information and useful links for Health and Social Care professionals who are treating end of life and palliative care patients. The aim of this information hub is to simplify the actions that professionals should consider undertaking, when they have seen a patient who is approaching the end of life.


Palliative care guidelines:

Adult Palliative Care Network Guidelines

Anticipatory Prescribing in palliative care:

RCGP Wales and Palliative Care Implementation Board guidelines

Prognostic indictor and identifying patients for supportive, palliative care and advance care planning:

Welsh Palliative care Indicator Tool (W-PIT)

Last days of life and Care Decisions Tool

Cardiopulomary resuscitation:
A new All-Wales DNACPR form and policy

Teaching medical students:
You may find this site, which has a number of workbooks on palliative care topics specifically designed for medical students, useful:

Making a referral

Referrals can be made by post, fax or telephone using our referral form. Telephoned or faxed referrals are preferred to avoid delays.
Specialist palliative care service referral form

Dementia Service referral form

The referral criteria for Hospice of the Valleys can be accessed here



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