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15th April 2015
Baroness Finlay appointed Chair of Trustees of NCP

15th April 2015
Annual General Meeting

Members attending the APM AGM can print the meeting papers here

9th April 2015
Marie Curie calls for radical rethink in care

9th April 2015
Thousands miss out due to unfair health system

9th April 2015
Doctors want no part in assisted suicide

2nd April 2015
Research and academic medicine

Share your thoughts on medical research

11th March 2015
APM Workforce Analysis 2013

Dr David Brooks and Dr Stephanie Gomm would like to thank members for taking part and providing feedback for the 2013 Workforce Survey. 

5th March 2015
Developing a New Approach to Palliative Care Fundi

2nd March 2015
DH publishes review of choice at the end of life

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


Evolution vs Revolution - The APM's 3rd Biennial Conference and AGM 

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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.