SPICT™ International Programme

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

SPICT™ (Supportive & Palliative Care Indicators Tool) is a clinical tool used to help identify people with deteriorating health due one serious illness or multiple health conditions for holistic assessment of palliative care needs and future care planning.

The first concept version of SPICT™was published in 2010 by Kirsty Boyd and Scott Murray,  Primary Palliative Care Research Group, University of Edinburgh.

Since then, SPICT™ has been evaluated, refined and implemented in the UK and in many countries around the world. 

SPICT™ 2022 is the current version – available free to download as a pdf or e-SPICT™ direct to your device. There is also a SPICT Guide. 

SPICT™-4ALL has the same content in non-clinical language.
SPICT™-LIS is our version for low income settings.

We have a growing number of translations and adaptions of all the versions. If you are interested in developing one, please contact us.

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. You can join us as a SPICT Partner or SPICT Platinum Partner.

SPICT Programme lead:

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

Please Contact Us if you have any questions or comments.