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New North Cumbria Pallative Care website has almost 16,000 page views in first 6 months

The award winning North Cumbria Palliative Care Website has had almost 16,000 page viewings in its first six months. Visitors came from 56 nations across five continents. Most visitors came from the UK, USA, Australia and Canada. Of our UK visitors, the vast majority come from London, then Manchester and Glasgow, closely followed by Cumbria. We have also had visitors from Romania, Bangladesh, South Korea, Kyrgystan and Colombia. Almost two thirds of our visitors look at more than one page. The most popular pages are in the clinical section, on last days of life and syringe drivers, closely followed by national guidelines, training and education. Spiritual care in a secular society was a popular landing page. The content has been updated in June/July 2009. Please keep sending us your feedback - we want this site to work for you.

10 June 2009

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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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