If your GP or community clinical nurse specialist thinks you require a palliative care medical review, they may request an outpatient appointment with one of the doctors at the hospice.

You will be able to talk through all aspects of your illness with one of the doctors. This will include a review of the things that are working well for you, as well as those things that you think aren’t working so well. The doctor will explore the options for your ongoing treatment and care and will then suggest any appropriate and helpful changes to your GP, who remains responsible for your overall care.

This might mean alterations to your care arrangements or medication regime to make sure you’re as comfortable and supported as you can be. You may even wish to be referred to another of hospice services for additional treatment, such as the community palliative care team or treatment for lymphoedema symptoms.

The hospice doctor will make sure your GP and anyone else who is involved in your treatment and care are made fully aware of any recommendations that are discussed. The hospice's aim is to make it as easy as possible for you - so you can focus on yourself.

Partnership with the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH)

On 1 April 2021 our partnership with the OUH came into force. This means that the management of our clinical services has now been transferred to the Trust. Read more on our What we do page.

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