Palliative Care Referral Form for Community, Packages of Care and Funding (Word download) – SPA (Single Point of Access)

This link downloads the single form replaces the previous 4 separate forms. It is to be used for all referrals to community nurses, community Macmillan Nurses, to St Barnabas Hospice and Marie Curie Rapid Response. It also temporarily replaces the forms for packages of care and for health funding. Completed forms should be emailed to necmid.pcccreferrals@nhs.net SystmOne and EMIS users have been sent a version that fills in automatically some information. The PCCC (Palliative Care Coordination Centre) remains the single point of access for all referrals, they can be contacted on 0300 020 0694. The form should not stop clinician to clinician discussions. There is a 24hr palliative care advice line: 0300 303 1754

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Coronavirus and older people
27th March 2020 | Source: BGS

This resource series brings together current advice from experts within the British Geriatric Society relating to older people and the current COVID-19 pandemic. The BGS will develop this series as the situation progresses. Note care homes might want to open the links relevant to them This information is intended for use by healthcare professionals.

SPICT-4ALL – A tool for everyone to identify those in need of supportive or palliative care
21st June 2017

People whose health is declining from one or more health problems often miss out on well planned care and support because they are not identified and offered the right help soon enough. SPICT-4ALL aims to make it easier for everyone to recognise and talk about signs that a person’s overall health may be declining so that those people and their carers get better coordinated care and support whether they are at home, living in a care home or in hospital. Health Professionals see the original SPICT on this website.

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