Clinical Guidelines:

Opioid Conversions May 2016

Syringe Driver Drug Compatibilities- May 2016

Management of Respiratory Secretions in the Terminal Phase May 2016

Noisy Breathing at the End of Life- family leaflet 2016

Guidelines for using the BD Saf-T-Intima System in Aged Care

GP Service Access chart March 2016 outlines the specific access points to the Eastern region’s palliative care services for doctors.

Decision Assist: Palliative Care phone advisory service, phone 1300 668 908 – Is available to medical practitioners and staff caring for people in receipt of aged care services (residential and community) 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Registered nurses specialising in palliative care take the calls, with palliative care medical specialists available as required.  For further information visit

Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) is designed to improve the skills, confidence and expertise of health practitioners who care for people who are dying and their families.   This is  through supervised clinical placements;  palliative approach workshops and professional development, networking and education opportunities. PEPA is available for  general practitioners, nurses, allied health and Aboriginal health workers. To register interest or find out more click here


The Victorian Palliative Care Clinical Network  provides clinical leadership. Projects include:

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