Palliative care advice


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Palliative Care Advisory Service (PCAS)

The Palliative Care Advisory Service (PCAS) in Raigmore Hospital can be contacted by staff for advice 24 hours a day.

Full PCAS referral information available here (NHS Highland intranet access required)

For referral to PCAS between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday:

  1. Obtain consent from the Consultant in charge of the patient’s care.
  2. Contact Raigmore Hospital, tel: 01463 704000. 

Palliative Care Advice Line

The local 24-hour Palliative Care advice line can be contacted at Highland Hospice, tel: 01463 243132 (or for internal calls from Raigmore Hospital speed dial 1333, and ask to speak to the Doctor on call).

Last reviewed: 24 May 2022

Next review: 31 May 2025

Version: 1

Approved By: Awaiting approval by End of Life Care Team

Reviewer Name(s): Michael Loynd, MacMillian Advanced Practitioner

Document Id: TAM499