Resources & advice list

We have a range of downloadable resource for patients, families, carers, loved ones and healthcare professionals.

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Coping with bereavement on anniversaries and special occasions
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Talking about dying with children

We can't protect children from death. They encounter it all the time - whether its a mouse brought in by a cat or a grandparent dying. We need to talk to children about dying so myths don't take over and so they don't feel isolated or guilty about what they think.

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Supporting bereavement

It can be difficult to know what to do or say to someone you know has lost someone close. People who have lost a loved one need lots of support - even if it doesn't look that way.

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End of life and palliative care quick reference guide

BHR / Brentwood Prescribing advice, drugs, dose starts, ranges, frequency and max for MAARs completion. Extended hour pharmacy details.

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Pan-London medication authorisation / administration charts (MAAR) & anticipatory prescribing guide

This resource contains the Pan London MAAR suite of charts, also example charts for prn injectable meds and syringe pump authorisations, also guidance on how / what to prescribe.

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Anticipatory injectable prescribing guidance - Opioid Naive + eGFR >30

Guidance on what to prescribe.

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Anticipatory injectable prescribing guidance - Opioid Naive + Renal Impairment (eGFR 10 - 30)

Guidance on what to prescribe.

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Anticipatory injectable prescribing guidance - Opioid Naive + eGFR >30 + Frailty

Guidance on what to prescribe.

Deactivation of ICD's towards the end of life

NELFT Policy Updated July 2020. 

Includes Protocol for the Emergency Deactivation of an Implantable Cardiovertor Defibrillator (ICD) for terminally ill patients in the community who are too ill to return to hospital for the procedure.

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Planning for your future care

A guide to advance care planning

Things to do before you die

None of us want to think about getting ill and dying. But having a plan makes it easier for you and your loved ones when you are dying. 

Let's talk about dying

Talking about death doesn't bring death closer. It's about planning for life and helping us make the most of the time we have.

Talking about dying with people affected by dementia

Providing end of life care for people with dementia is a key part of good quality care, but many people put things off until its  too late, often missing opportunities that could lead to an improved quality of life. 

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Family Support Services

Practical and emotional advice and guidance

Coping with dying

To help with anxiety and uncertainty.

When someone you love is seriously ill

Advice and other recommended reading

What is Hospice at Home?

Saint Francis Hospice - Hospice at Home

Complementary Therapy

Our complementary therapy services

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Crisis support

Specialist crisis support services

Bereavement counselling

Advice and support services