PEOLC & Thinking Ahead using a Person Centred Approach to ACP Webinar – 21 May

NHS Education for Scotland GPN are hosting a webinar on ‘Enabling Support for End of Life and Palliative Care & Thinking Ahead using a Person Centred Approach to ACP’.  This webinar will take place on Thursday 21 May 2020 at 2:00 pm. 

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New Covid-19 palliative care guidance – 3 April

Two new Covid-19 Guidelines have been added to the Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines. The new guidelines are for symptom management for when a person is imminently dying from Covid-19 and for supporting end of life care when alternatives to medication normally given through syringe pumps are required. The standard end of life care guidelines should be used for all other situations.

Further guidance related to Covid-19 is also now available on the Guidelines website and includes:

• Anticipatory Care Planning guidance
• Communications guide
• Practical resources to help professionals giving medicines
• Signposts to support members of the public through serious illness death and loss
• Support for professionals themselves

ACP for Covid-19

Healthcare Improvement Scotland have been working alongside the Scottish Government to develop Covid-19 specific ACP templates and guidance.

They have published a new resource tool today (31 March 2020) named ‘Essential Anticipatory Care Planning Guidance and Template’. This resource has been developed to help support health and social care staff with ACP conversations and includes specific information relating to Covid-19.