Palliative and end of life care

This information is for health and social care professionals. You may also want to see our information for people living with or affected by MND on:

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive and terminal disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord.

Because MND can be rapidly progressive, it is important that people with the condition are offered referral to specialist palliative care services at an appropriate time.

People with MND should also be encouraged to talk through options for their care and their preferences for end of life, before the need is urgent or before they find it too difficult or tiring to communicate.

Find out more

More information can be found in our booklet for health and social care professionals:

Contact MND Connect if you have any questions about MND and supporting people with the condition.

  • Page last updated: June 2015
  • Next review: June 2017

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262