Clinical guide for supporting compassionate visiting arrangements for those receiving end of life care

Follow the link below to read a useful guide for supporting compassionate visiting arrangements for those receiving end of life care: It provides advice on how visiting at the end of life can be facilitated across a range of settings: • Healthcare inpatient settings (including mental health and learning disability) • Care homes • Hospices […]

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Published Documents and Resources

Follow the link below to view published documents and other resources, published by from NHSE/I, and other organisations.   published-docs-and-resources_7-may-2020

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Communicating to relatives and children about COVID 19

An expert communication group have developed a very useful info-graphic for Paediatric Oncologists when they need to telephone a family with diagnoses and other test results in this time of Covid 19. There is also an accompanying guide for parents to support them when telling any children about the death. The info-graphics are accompanied by […]

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Resources relevant to Palliative Care and COVID-19

The International Association Hospice and Palliative Care have  built a new webpage with links to resources on COVID-19 and Palliative Care, consistent with our mission to serve as a platform to disseminate evidence based, useful information to the global palliative care community.

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NHS Published Documents and Resources

Follow the link below to view documents and resources from both NHSE/I, as well as from other organisations.   file:///C:/Users/benedict.konst/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/W0MZN9ZH/Published%20docs%20and%20resources_17%20April%202020%20(3).pdf   Examples of materials include clinical guidelines for children and young people with palliative care needs in all care settings, and palliative, end of life and  bereavement care during the COVID 19 pandemic.     […]

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Discussing unwelcome news – a framework for communication

A number of short films have been developed by experienced clinical staff about how they would have a conversation relating to COVID-19 scenarios.  These resources have been shared on the HEE e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) hub. Links to these resources are now also available on the Secondary Care and Community areas of the NHS E/I […]

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COVID 19 Information Programme

Here is a free Covid 19 e-learning programme available to all colleagues working in the NHS, independent sector and social care. Do take the time to have a look through these valuable e-learning resources, as they provide very useful information relating to prevention and treatment during the Coronavirus pandemic. This programme includes: Essential Guidance from […]

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Useful CHAIN Resources

CHAIN is an online international network for people working in health and social care. See ‘resources’ for CHAIN’s online material on COVID 19. CHAIN member Holly Blake would like to draw your attention to a particular e-learning resource. Holly writes: “We have rapidly compiled an e-learning resource on Psychological Wellbeing in Healthcare Workers in response to […]

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Update on Palliative and End of Life Care

The below is an update from the national team working on palliative and end of life care. CQC and GMC have published a joint statement on the use of medicines that are unlicensed or outside the terms of their existing license (‘off-label’) to support the NICE rapid guideline on symptom management. Although we are used […]

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Managing the supportive care needs of those affected by COVID-19

Take some time to read this interesting article, which details the supportive needs of patients suffering from COVID 19. Much of this is being carried put right here, at Sobell House! https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/early/2020/04/07/13993003.00815-2020   Furthermore, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) have a whole suite of resources, for nursing staff to access via the link below. […]

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