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This guidance is intended for specialist palliative care teams and clinicians that deliver palliative care to people in specialist and non-specialist settings. It is intended to be used with the support of specialist palliative care clinicians. 

It details an overview of clinical principles, advice on specific medications as well as opioid and non-opioid compatibility charts.  

Clinicians who are not trained or authorised to prescribe or administer these medications should not use this guidance.

Page last updated: 25 Feb 2021

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