Developing an MSCC Clinical
Guideline for Primary care and
Services in the Community
CONSULTANT IN PALLIATIVE MEDICINE
ST HELENS AND KNOWSLEY COMMUNITY PALLIATIVE
Aims of Guidance
To support health professionals working in the
community setting to;
qRecognise the signs and symptoms of MSCC.
qInform clinical assessment when MSCC suspected.
qAdvise what action needs to be taken.
qEnhance engagement with hospitals and other
specialist services to enable rapid investigation and
GPs – GP on consensus group, local GP Facilitators,
GP cancer leads.
Palliative Care – Community Consultant and Acute
Services Consultant, consultation via Palliative Care
Clinical Network Group.
Oncology – oncology leads on consensus group and
consultation with Oncology Clinical Network Group.
Neurosurgical – Surgical Lead for MSCC for Network
Disseminating the Guidelines
Guideline available on Network website.
Guidelines produced in booklet and poster format
for distribution into primary care.
Education sessions in primary care and acute
Booklet for patients.
Benefits of collaborative approach
Whole patient journey considered.
Education for patients and health professionals.
Clinical expertise shared.
Opportunities for collaborative review and
evaluation of impact.