SPICT™ International Programme

The SPICT programme is based at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

SPICT™ (Supportive & Palliative Care Indicators Tool) is a clinical tool to help identify people with deteriorating health and prompt holistic assessment and future care planning.

The first concept version was published in 2010 by Kirsty Boyd and Scott Murray,  Primary Palliative Care Research Group.
The definitive SPICT™ 2019 has been evaluated, refined and implemented in the UK and internationally. We used emerging research findings, expert consensus among our clinical and academic SPICT Partners, and evaluation in primary and secondary care in the UK, Europe and internationally.   

The SPICT international community works collaboratively to share ideas about using SPICT™ to improve care of people with progressive conditions or serious illness and their families. New translations and adaptations are being added and SPICT™ for low- and middle income countries or settings.  

SPICT Programme lead:

Dr Kirsty Boyd – Reader in Palliative Care, Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh

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