Patients should have active, progressive and potentially life-threatening illness, including dementia. Patients should have unresolved, complex needs that cannot be met by the current caring team, or it is anticipated that the patient will develop such needs in the near future. These needs may be psychological, social, spiritual or physical.
Referral Criteria: Primary Health Care Team members, other SPC teams, Hospital Consultants, hospital nurses or Clinical Nurse Specialists, e.g. cancer site specific Nurse Specialists, any health or social care professional involved in the patient's care, the patient, a relative or friend.