This guide will support non specialist teams who need to order home oxygen for palliative and cluster headache patients (normally following a consultant recommendation and not already under the care of a Home Oxygen Assessment and Review [HOS-AR] team). All other oxygen requirement should be referred to a specialist HOS-AR team. To ensure the patient fulfils the criteria for long term or ambulatory oxygen therapy – LTOT/AOT. Produced on behalf of the National Home Oxygen Safety Group.
change of supplier and revised ordering process for out of hours suppliers
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)
Palliative Oxygen Therapy is specifically discussed on pages 20-21of the document. These are guidelines for Home Oxygen Use in adults and may not be appropriate in all circumstances. Published in Thorax June 2015. Recommended by our community respiratory team.