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.


Mitchell G, Senior H, Johnson C et al. Systematic review of general practice end-of-life symptom control. BMJ Supportive & Palliative care, 2018.

For more information contact:

Chief Investigator Geoff Mitchell, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, The University of Queensland (; +61 7 3381 1578)