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North Cumbria Palliative Care Website Relaunch

The highly successful North Cumbria palliative care website has been relaunched on 15 December 2008, at The site provides GPs and primary health care teams with clear, high quality, up to date information on key topics in palliative care. The new site is simple to use and has been completely updated. We hope you find the site helpful - please send us your feedback and tell your colleagues about the site.

To celebrate the relaunch, we will be awarding a bottle of champagne to the 100th person sending us site feedback. We look forward to your comments!

15 December 2008

News Archive

Important News

Important Changes in Cumbria Palliative Care Prescribing Practice

Cumbria is changing practice, from 1st April 2011.

The Area Prescribing Committee has recommended the following changes:

  • All strong opioids are to be prescribed by brand name
  • "Just in Case" prescribing is to be encouraged and promoted
  • Morphine is to replace diamorphine as the subcutaneous injectable strong opioid of choice for palliative care patients in Cumbria


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North Cumbria Pallative Care website

The award winning North Cumbria Palliative Care website continues to receive around 30,000 page views a year. This is 82 page views every single day of the year, 2,500 hits every month, without any publicity or advertising program.


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