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Further information about palliative care

The organisations listed below may be able to provide you with further information about palliative care. Click on the coloured text links for more information.  

Macmillan Cancer Support 

Macmillan Cancer Support aims to improve the lives of people affected by cancer by providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support.  

Freephone helpline – 0808 808 00 00 

Produces information on different types of cancer and on aspects of living with cancer, including: 

You can read the online information by clicking on the links above.  Alternatively printed information can be obtained free of charge by telephoning Macmillan Cancer Support or contacting the Cancer Information Centre. Some of the above titles are also available as CDs or audio tapes.

 Macmillan Cancer Support also produces the following booklet: 

  • End of life: a guide (in partnership with Marie Curie Cancer Care)

This booklet is available from Macmillan Cancer Support or by contacting the Cancer Information Centre.

Marie Curie

Marie Curie Nurses work in the community to provide end-of-life care for patients in their own homes.  Also provides care in Marie Curie hospices, and aims to support the families of terminally ill people. 

Produces several booklets and information sheets.

Marie Curie Support Line: 0800 090 2309    

This page last reviewed 19/03/2019