Great Expectations: Developing end of life care skills for general practice

Developing end of life care skills for general practice: what patients want from primary care

GPs are well placed to identify people with life-threatening illnesses as well as the needs of such patients and their carers. This project will use a series of systematic reviews to describe the role of general practitioners and primary care nurses in end of life care. Two of the 5 systematic reviews in the series have been published and are listed below.


Johnson C, McVey P, Rhee J, et al. General practice palliative care: patient and carer expectations, advance care plans and place of death—a systematic review. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. July 2018

Mitchell GK, Senior HE, Johnson CL, et al. Systematic review of general practice end-of-life symptom control. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. 20 January 2018.