Healthcare Professional Resources

The St Margaret’s Hospice Care Education and Learning Resource Hub has been created to support health care professionals in the understanding and treating palliative and end of life patients. Intially developed during the Covid pandemic some of the resources may still refer to circumstances during this period. We will be replacing these resoruces in the coming months. Topics range from treatment escalation plans to how to manage key symptoms of Covid.

Treatment escalation plans (TEP)

A focus on treatment escalation plan conversations.

Managing key symptoms

How to manage the key symptoms of patients with COVID-19.

Carer training pack for SC medication

Use of oral/buccal medication for symptom control

Syringe pumps and the management of palliative symptoms in the community

Caring for the dying person

The priorities of care, from recognising dying to communication.

Verification of Expected Death in the community during COVID-19.

After death care in Somerset during COVID-19

Caring has a cost - Health and Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals

Even better listening

A focus on the importance of listening and how vital communication is.


Safe tips you can try at home if you or a patient you are caring for feels breathless.

Find a pharmacy

Search for a pharmacy near you and see their current opening hours.

An Overview of Lymphoedema

An Overview of Lymphoedema by Deborah Parkes

Somerset End of Life Care Guidelines

Find Somerset End of Life Care resources

Somerset Heart Failure Guidance

Find guidance here


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