PPI guide history

Document Title

Use of Subcutaneous Proton Pump Inhibitors

Document Date

April 2023

Document Purpose and Intended Audience

This guidance provides information about the use of subcutaneous protonpump inhibitors in palliative care patients


Dr Laura Dewhirst
Dr Sophie Jones
Dr Alice Martin
Dr Jon Tomas

Consultation Process

Circulated to SPAGG group for comments and approval


This guideline will be audited by members of the SPAGG group at least every 2 years.

Review Date

(must be within three years)

July 2025

Approval Signatures:

SPAGG chair

Dr Jon Tomas

SPAGG secretary

Dr Emma Wooldridge

Date Approved by SPAGG: July 2023

Date submitted to Area Prescribing Committee: N/A

Version History

Version 0.1


April 2023

Summary of change/ process

Guidelines written by Dr Laura Dewhirst, Dr Sophie Jones, Dr Alice Martin and amalgamated into SPAGG format. For circulation to SPAGG.

Disclaimer (SPAGG - Rewrite)

This Guide is intended for use by healthcare professionals and the expectation is that they will use clinical judgement, medical, and nursing knowledge in applying the general principles and recommendations contained within. They are not meant to replace the many available texts on the subject of palliative care.

Some of the management strategies describe the use of drugs outside their licensed indications. They are, however, established and accepted good practice. Please refer to the current BNF for further guidance.

While WMPCPS takes every care to compile accurate information , we cannot guarantee its correctness and completeness and it is subject to change. We do not accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense resulting from the use of this information.