Islington ELiPSe (Palliative Care) Team
Our End of Life and Palliative care Service is provided by a specialist palliative care team. We provide our service to people needing palliative care or end of life care at home across Islington. We work alongside regular doctors, nurses and other support services. As well as seeing patients directly we act as a specialist resource, providing telephone advice, and offering education and training. We also have a website which provides information for members of the public, carers and professionals.
Who to contact
- 020 3317 5777 020 3317 5777
- Islington ELiPSe (Palliative Care) Team
- Scan to visit this website
- University College Hospital
235, Euston Road
- NW1 2BU
- Can I refer myself?
- Referral required
- Referral Details
How can someone be referred?
The service accepts referrals from:
General practitioners (GPs) and other health and social care professionals
Patients and families (but we will always check with the GP or hospital consultant to check that our input is needed before accepting the referral).
For community referrals, a North Central London Palliative Care referral form should be completed or if a GP an EMIS summary can be sent.
- Other notes
Palliative care is for people with an advanced or progressive illness which may be incurable. In the early stages of illness, palliative care can be provided alongside other active medical and therapeutic treatments, in order to improve quality of life. For those towards the end of life we hope that patients can die in comfort, with dignity and in the surroundings of their choice. However for all patients our aim is to enable patients and their families to live their lives as fully as possible, focusing on what's important to them. This includes treating troublesome symptoms such as sickness, pain, breathlessness, loss of appetite and tiredness. Coping with a serious illness can be distressing and some people find it helpful to talk to us about their concerns, whether they are of an emotional, practical or spiritual nature. We support not only the patient, but also the patient's family, friends and carers in coming to terms with the changes advanced illness may bring.