If your Katharine House Community Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) or GP thinks that you require a palliative care medical review, they may request an outpatient appointment with one of our hospice doctors.

You will be able to talk through all aspects of your illness with one of our doctors, including a chance to review the things that are working well for you, as well as things that you think aren’t working so well. We 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 our hospice services for additional treatment, such as our community nursing team or for complementary therapy, or acupuncture.

We’ll make sure your GP is fully aware of any recommendations we talk through and we’ll also make sure anyone else that is involved in your treatment and care knows what is happening, so you don’t need to worry about updating a long list of people. We want to make it as easy as we can for you - so you can focus on yourself.

For professionals

For outpatient referrals please contact the hospice on 01295 811 866 and ask for one of the doctors, or write a referral letter to Dr Charlie Bond, Medical Director, Katharine House Hospice, Aynho Road, Adderbury, OX17 3NL