Palliative care

Your appointment

You appointment may be:

We can see you:

Your appointment type will depend on your needs.

How to get an appointment

You can ask your hospital doctor, specialist nurse or GP to refer you.

Changing or cancelling your appointment

Phone 020 7188 4754 to change or cancel your appointment.

Before your appointment

We'll call you 1 working day before your appointment to confirm details.

For appointments in our outpatient clinic, your appointment letter will give you directions and more information.

You can bring someone with you to your appointment for support. 

Please bring a list of:

  • any medicines you take
  • the names and phone numbers of any health professionals that are supporting you outside of hospital
  • allergies 

During your appointment

The length of your appointment and the person you see will be based on your individual needs. Usually your first appointment will last 1 hour and follow-up appointments will last 30 minutes.

We'll give you a review of your physical symptoms and discuss whether palliative care can help to manage your condition.

We'll give you:

  • advice about managing your pain and other physical symptoms
  • practical suggestions to help you do the things that are important to you
  • support to you and those close to you while you're facing serious illness
  • advice about other services you may find helpful, like support groups
  • help to plan your future care

After your appointment

After your appointment we'll send a letter to you and your GP. If you do not wish to receive a copy of your clinic letter, please tell your consultant at your appointment. You can also call us.

If you have any problems after your clinic appointment, please call us.

Contact us

For more information, please contact us.

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Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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