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Developing an MSCC Clinical Guideline for Primary care and

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					Developing an MSCC Clinical
Guideline for Primary care and
 Services in the Community

             PAULA POWELL
     CONSULTANT IN PALLIATIVE MEDICINE
ST HELENS AND KNOWSLEY COMMUNITY PALLIATIVE
              CARE TEAM
                 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
  appropriate treatment.
                   Consultation

 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
  settings.
 Booklet for patients.
 Alert card.
      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.

				
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