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20th October 2014
Engagement events for the SPC service specificatio
Contribute to the development of specialist palliative care services at a national level and understand the local implications.

8th September 2014
Workforce Survey 2014

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

13th August 2014
Twycross Research Prize 2014

The Twycross Research Prize Competition is now open

See APM Awards page for further details

8th August 2014
Undergraduate Essay Prize 2014

Undergraduate Essay Prize entries are invited on the following subject: Can we measure patient related outcomes in palliative care that are meaningful?

21st July 2014
Janet Tracey

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

15th July 2014
APM Letter 'Assisted Dying'

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

22nd April 2014
Launch of guidance

Practical guidance for the management of palliative care on neonatal units 

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



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.