Professional Guidance and Resources

North East and North Cumbria End of Life Care Symptom Control Guidelines

NECN Palliative and End of Life Care Symptom Control Guidelines 2021 (Fifth edition). These guidelines have been written by a multidisciplinary team of specialists and generalists to support any clinician responsible for the management of symptoms in patients with palliative and end of life care need, regardless of diagnosis.

Deciding right – a North East initiative for making care decisions in advance

All care decisions must come from a shared partnership between the professional and the child, young person or adult. But for those who do not have capacity for their choices, or may lose that capacity in the future it is important that the right choices are made. Deciding right can support individuals to make those choices.

For more information please visit the ‘Deciding right‘ section of this website.

National guidance can be found here

Regional Documents can be found here

Disease management/clinically specific information can be found here

Information on supporting someone with a learning disability can be found here

Resources on discussing death, dying and bereavement can be found here