Developing primary palliative care

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7492.671 (Published 17 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:671

Continuity of care is paramount but needs to be tailored individually

  1. Paul A Fox (PAFoxy@aol.com), general practitioner
  1. Stanley Health Centre, Wakefield WF3 4BH

EDITOR—Riley suggests that completion of a form detailing palliative care management should be mandatory for general practitioners.1 I have spent a great deal of time promoting palliative medicine in primary care, with variable success. Much depends on the individual practitioner's experience and interest, which probably accounts for the variable success of handover forms to …

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