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Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines print pdf

Mobile App

16 of the most frequently used guidelines* are now available in app format for iPhone or Android devices providing offline access to key clinical information anywhere, anytime.

To download the app follow the links below:

  • Android (or go to the Google Play store and search for 'NHS palliative care')
  • iPhone  (or go to the App Store and search for 'NHSScotland')

The app is the product of a collaborative partnership between the Scottish Centre for Enabling Technologies at the University of West of Scotland, SHOW NHS National Services Scotland and the Guidelines Steering Group.  The app will be of benefit to healthcare professionals from any care setting who are involved in supporting people with a palliative condition. 


*Guidelines included in the app:

  • Choosing and Changing Opiods
  • Pain Assessment
  • Pain Management
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Anticipatory Prescribing
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Breathlessness
  • Constipation
  • Delirium
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Bleeing
  • Seizures
  • Malignant Spinal Cord Compression
  • Care in the Last Days of Life
  • Syringe Pumps
  • Severe uncontrolled distress