APPM current project work
Paediatric palliative care prescribing
The APPM launched the first Master Formulary for Children’s Palliative care in the Spring of 2011 (a 2nd edition – download here - was published in 2012). This single standardised reference formulary provides information on indications, routes and standardised doses for paediatric palliative medicine. The aim is that the Master Formulary will become the reference source from which all other formularies - including the palliative care section of the BNFC - will be derived. Work now continues to address identified priorities for guidance in prescribing in paediatric palliative medicine through systematic literature review, appraisal of available research evidence and use of consensus methodology where there is insufficient research evidence to inform the next edition of the Master Formulary. The new version of the APPM Master Formulary is expected to be available in November 2023.