Lincolnshire / COVID-19

Where you will find the Lincolnshire policies, documents and strategies relating to palliative care. "Select a Topic" to find COVID resources

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Thorpe Hall and St John’s Hospice visiting information for Tier 4 COVID rules
8th January 2021

Information for public and Health and Social Care professionals This is information is about compassionate grounds visiting

Palliative Care Briefing on COVID-19 Response – 21 December 2020
24th December 2020 | Source: Lincolnshire NHS

Information for Health and Social Care professionals. Information on how to access syringe drivers, pharmacies, bereavement helplines, how to access the Palliative Care – 24/7 Advice Line for Professionals, how to access the emotional wellbeing helpline and useful resources

Pharmacy rota – Out of Hours supply of Controlled Drugs December 2020
24th December 2020 | Source: Lincolnshire NHS

Information for Health and Social care professionals. Out of Hours supply of Controlled Drugs for Palliative patients Extended Hours Pharmacies for Christmas period 2020

Guidance on the Management of Symptomatic Patients Dying from COVID-19 – Lincolnshire
17th December 2020 | Source: St Barnabas Hospice, Lincolnshire

Produced by the palliative care consultants at St Barnabas Hospice. Advice on the common symptoms in those dying at home of Covid-19 and the treatments that may alleviate suffering. Includes and updated anticipatory medication chart (just in case or CD1)

The Lincolnshire Policy for Informal Carer’s Administration of As Required Subcutaneous Injections in Community Palliative Care – (carers)
4th December 2020 | Source: Lincolnshire NHS

A local policy to allow informal carers to give injections to palliative care patients in the community date issued April 2020

Lincolnshire End of Life Care Tools – EPaCCs
1st December 2020 | Source: Provided by Leathen Healthcare IT Solutions in collaboration with St Barnabas Hospice

For Health and Social care staff Information on how to install the GSF and After Death Audit Tools into Microsoft Excel on your computer. Step by step guide

COVID-19: Guidance for Carers
30th November 2020 | Source: Lincolnshire County Council

As someone with caring responsibilities we understand that this is a difficult and uncertain time and there will no doubt be questions and concerns that you have with regards to the continuing impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on you and your loved ones. Given the recent announcement regarding the New National Restrictions from 5th November, the Public Health team at Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) has updated their Guidance for Carers publication (COVID-19), providing a wealth of information, links and advice to support you in your caring role.

Neighbourhood Clusters- Neighbourhood Teams – contact details
9th November 2020 | Source: Lincolnshire NHS

Resource for Health and Social Care Professionals. Map of the Neighbourhood clusters. Contact details for Neighbourhood Leads in the East, South and west and how to make a nomination

Why use the SPICTTM? Using the SPICT TOOL – also appendix Butterfly Advance Care Planning and Coordination Team (ACCT) Service Operating Procedure
9th November 2020 | Source: Lincolnshire NHS

Resource for Health and Social Care Professionals The SPICT™ helps professionals identify people with general indicators of poor or deteriorating health and clinical signs of life-limiting conditions for assessment and care planning. What will happen to each person and when is often uncertain. SPICT™ looks at health status not a prognostic time frame. Identifying people with deteriorating health earlier improves care. This tool is also an appendix 1 for the Butterfly Advance Care Planning and Coordination Team (ACCT) Service Operating Procedure

Supportive and Palliative Care Indicators Tool (SPICT™)- appendix for Butterfly Advance Care Planning and Coordination Team (ACCT) Service Operating Procedure
9th November 2020 | Source: Lincolnshire NHS

Resource for Health and Social Care Professionals. Please use this resource also with Service Operating Procedure Butterfly Advance Care Planning and Coordination Team (ACCT) The SPICTTM is used to help identify people whose health is deteriorating. Assess them for unmet supportive and palliative care needs.

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