National and local support for patients, carers, and professionals supporting patients

  • Maggie’s Centres offering practical, emotional, and social support to anyone affected by cancer from diagnosis through to the end of life, or those in bereavement - nearest one located at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford
  • Macmillan Cancer Support resources for patients carers
  • Marie Curie- a national charity which offers hands on nursing care during a terminal illness
  • OxBEL - Oxfordshire Befriending at End of Life – a free service offering friendship, companionship, someone to talk toand helping people feel less alone.
  • Lawrence Home Nursing. A charity which offers hands on nursing care at the end of life, predominantly at night to those registered with Chipping Norton, Charlbury, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Hook Norton and Bloxham  GP surgeries
  • Shipston Home Nursing – A charity which provides hands on nursing care for patients who are terminally ill and wish to remain at home in Shipston, Wellesbourne, Kineton, and surrounding areas.
  • Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities - The PCPLD Network brings together service providers, people with a learning disability and carers working for the benefit of individuals with learning disabilities who have palliative care needs. Excellent resources.


Specific support for professionals

  • founded in 2000 to promote and disseminate information about the use of drugs in palliative care. It also seeks to develop a sense of community for members of the website. There is a bulletin board to stimulate questions and debate and to share experience with colleagues. It is necessary to register for access for which there are eligibility criteria.
  • Macmillan Cancer Support - be.Macmillan for health and social care professionals

National Bodies/Strategy

Local Strategy