Empowering the palliative and hospice care community with independent, specialist information, grounded in clinical practice

The Palliative Care Formulary (PCF) provides unrivalled and expert drug information for health professionals when caring for adult patients facing progressive life-limiting diseases.

This trusted source goes beyond standard references, providing health professionals with in-depth and practical guidance on drugs and treatment regimens to help improve quality of life.

From early January 2023, a subscription will include access to PCF’s Syringe Driver Database, through Drug Compatibility Checker. This unique point-of-care tool provides quick access to clinical practice reports, contributed by the palliative and hospice care community.

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Internationally acclaimed with over 20 years of unrivalled in-depth knowledge

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Independent information on general and specialist drug use in palliative care

 

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Comprehensive guidance for use across all stages of the patient journey

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Rigorously researched information grounded firmly in everyday clinical practice

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Quick access to 3,500+ clinical practice reports from PCF’s Syringe Driver Database

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Easily interpret compatibility results to take appropriate action

Publication Updates

08 Nov
Palliative Care Formulary November 2022 Update.

This update contains 1 revised monograph.

The following monograph has been fully revised: Antibacterials in palliative care.

11 Oct
Palliative Care Formulary October 2022 Update

This update contains 1 revised monograph.

The following monograph has undergone minor revision:
Editorial Staff

13 Sep
Palliative Care Formulary September 2022 Update

This update contains 1 revised monograph.

The following monograph has undergone minor revision:
Potassium

09 Aug
Palliative Care Formulary August 2022 Update

This update contains 13 revised monographs.

The following monographs have undergone full revision:
Editorial staff; Preface.

The following monographs have undergone minor revision:
Anticoagulants; Antimuscarinics; Clonidine; Getting the most out of PCF; H2-receptor antagonists; How PCF is constructed; Hyoscine hydrobromide; Octreotide; Proton pump inhibitors; Quick Clinical Guide: Inoperable bowel obstruction; Spironolactone.

All content on MedicinesComplete is aligned with the new PCF8 print edition coming soon.

12 Jul
Palliative Care Formulary July 2022 Update

This update contains 1 new monograph and 15 revised monographs.

New monographs:
Quick Clinical Guide: Setting up a BD BodyGuard T syringe pump for CSCI.

The following monographs have been fully revised:
Melatonin; Renal impairment.

The following monographs have undergone minor revision:
Anti-epileptics; Benzodiazepines and Z-drugs; Continuous subcutaneous drug infusions; Drug administration to patients with swallowing difficulties or enteral feeding tubes; Drug names; Drugs for diabetes mellitus; Haemostatics; Haloperidol; Hepatic impairment; Phenobarbital; Prolongation of the QT interval in palliative care; Strong opioids; The use of medicinal products beyond (off-label) and without (unauthorized) Marketing Authorization.

14 Jun
Palliative Care Formulary June 2022 Update

This update contains 1 new monograph and 11 revised monographs.

New monograph:
Quick Clinical Guide: Administration of drugs by enteral feeding tube.

The following monographs have been fully revised:
Antidepressants; Drug administration to patients with swallowing difficulties or enteral feeding tubes; Duloxetine; Mirtazapine; Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors; Trazodone, Tricyclic antidepressants (formerly Amitriptyline); Venlafaxine.

The following monographs have undergone minor revision:
Antipsychotics; Appendix 2: Opioid dose conversion ratios; Variability in response to drugs.

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