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11th December 2014
APM 3rd Biennial Conference REGISTRATION OPEN

APM 3rd Biennial Conference and AGMEvolution vs Revolution

Registration NOW OPEN

Early bird closes on 27 February 2015

27th November 2014
RCP Reaffirms postition against assisted dying

RCP Reaffirms postition against assisted dying - read more in their press release

27th November 2014
BMA announce major research project

BMA announce major research project to explore Doctors and patients views on end-of-life care and physician-assisted dying  

8th September 2014
Workforce Survey 2014

We would appreciate your help in completing the APM electronic workforce questionnaire for 2014

21st July 2014
Janet Tracey

Ethics Committee Consideration of the Court of Appeal Judgement 17 June 2014

15th May 2014
Press Release

APM calls for greater consistency in hospital care for the dying  

9th May 2014
Famcare 2013 Final Report

FAMCARE 2013 Audit Final Report

24th September 2013
NCDAH 2013

This year's NCDAH is soon to be commenced. See link for more details. Note that if you participated in this year's FAMCARE audit, you are advised not to participate in the optional local survey of bereaved relatives or friends to avoid duplications


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The Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland (APM) is an association for doctors who work or have a special interest in palliative care, whether in hospices, hospitals or the community. Formed in 1986, it now has over 1100 members from all over Great Britain and Ireland and includes doctors based overseas.

The APM exists to promote the advancement and development of palliative medicine and is recognised as representing physicians at all grades who work in palliative medicine and those with an interest in the specialty.

Join the APM for a range of benefits

What is Palliative Medicine?

Palliative medicine is the medical care of patients with advanced illness who require medical assessment and treatment of their symptoms. It was recognised by the Royal College of Physicians as a specialty in 1987. Since then the field of palliative medicine has grown both in terms of the number of doctors and the scientific evidence that guides their practice.

Doctors working in the field of palliative medicine are involved with the clinical care of patients but often have wider roles in the fields of medical education, research, strategic planning, advising on national guidelines and policy and implementation of these at local levels.