Verification of Death – COVID-19 Clarification

Verification of death is to confirm that someone who has died is actually dead. In the community we have become accustomed to this being done by nurses and doctors working in the community. In the current crisis with COVID-19, these staff may not be readily available. Here is guidance from Lincolnshire about what is required in law and sensible procedures. This is almost certainly going to be a difficult time for carers and family. Undertakers can also verify death.

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Consent form for Home Oxygen and Risk Mitigation (HOCF and IHORM) – new patients
16th June 2020

Forms are here for both the consent and for reducing the risks of home oxygen. Please beware that both pieces of paper need signing before completing the Part A of the HOOF (Search for Prescribing Oxygen under COVID-19 on this website)

Patient Consent Leaflet (Latvian)
17th September 2015

Information leaflet explaining patient consent called "Sharing Your Choices". Suitable for printing off and handing to a patient.

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