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Guidance

Advance Care Planning by phone or video

This framework has been designed to support GPs to have advance care planning conversations
with patients by phone or video, in the context of COVID-19. It is a tool to help you have honest
and open conversations.

https://compassionindying.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ACP-conversations-via-Phone-or-Video-Call-v1.pdf
Helpline

Advice and support dedicated telephone line for professionals

If you need any advice or support during this time, please call us on 020 8768 4582

Articles

Avoid frailty score in Covid-19 guidance when assessing LD patients

Nursing Times article advising clinicians not to use the Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) when assessing whether people with learning disabilities and other conditions should be admitted to critical care. 

https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/policies-and-guidance/avoid-frailty-score-in-covid-19-guidance-when-assessing-ld-patients-24-03-2020/
Virtual learning

Bite Size Virtual Learning Package: Care Homes and Care at Home Services

On demand virtual learning delivery of bite size sessions

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Dementia

Virtual learning

Bite Size Virtual Learning Package: Doctors

On demand virtual learning delivery of bite size sessions

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Virtual learning

Bite Size Virtual Learning Package: Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

On demand virtual learning delivery of bite size sessions

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Communication Skills

Guidance

Caring for your dying relative at home with COVID-19

This guidance is produced to help support people who are caring for someone who is dying at home from COVID-19 infection

https://www.hospiceuk.org/docs/default-source/echo/covid-19-echo/covid-19_care-at-home_guide_final.pdf
Guidance

Clinical guide for the management of palliative care in hospital during the coronavirus pandemic

Guidance

Community palliative, end of life and bereavement care in the Covid-19 pandemic

A guide to end of life care symptom control when a person is dying from Covid-19 for General Practice Teams, prepared by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Association for Palliative Medicine.

https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/pluginfile.php/149457/mod_page/content/22/COVID%20Community%20symptom%20control%20and%20end%20of%20life%20care%20for%20General%20Practice%20FINAL%20v2.docx.pdf
Weblinks and Resource Lists

Coronavirus (Covid-19) if you’re affected by terminal illness

Marie Curie’s advice on understanding covid-19 if you’re affected by a terminal illness

https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/coronavirus
Guidance

Coronavirus (Covid-19) if you’re affected by terminal illness

Marie Curie’s advice on understanding Covid-19 if you’re affected by a terminal illness:

https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/coronavirus
Guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): looking after people who lack mental capacity

Guidance for health and social care staff who are caring for, or treating, a person who lacks the relevant mental capacity.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-looking-after-people-who-lack-mental-capacity
Virtual learning

Coronavirus education programme for End of Life Care

This programme is freely available to colleagues working in the NHS, independent sector and social care.

https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/coronavirus/
Weblinks and Resource Lists

Coronavirus resource hub

The Royal College of GP’s coronavirus resource hub which includes a palliative care section

https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/mod/page/view.php?id=10537
Weblinks and Resource Lists

Coronavirus: resources for people with a learning disability

Learning Disability Wales guidance resources for Covid-19 

https://www.ldw.org.uk/project/coronavirus/https://www.ldw.org.uk/project/coronavirus/
Weblinks and Resource Lists

Covid-19 Learning Disability Resources

Carers in Southampton, Covid 19 learning disability resources

https://www.carersinsouthampton.co.uk/covid-19-learning-disability-resources
Guidance

COVID-19 rapid guideline: critical care in adults

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Covid 19 Guidance on supporting staff who are self-isolating, communicating with patients, remote working and reviewing and stopping critical care treatment 

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng159
Webinar

COVID-19 Second Wave webinar series

Delivered by our team of experts to provide essential knowledge and skills

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Covid-19 useful links

Community palliative, end of life and bereavement care in the Covid-19 pandemic

A guide to end of life care symptom control when a person is dying from Covid-19 for General Practice Teams, prepared by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Association for Palliative Medicine.

https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/pluginfile.php/149457/mod_page/content/22/COVID%20Community%20symptom%20control%20and%20end%20of%20life%20care%20for%20General%20Practice%20FINAL%20v2.docx.pdf
Guidance

COVID-19: Guidance for community and inpatient services

Guidance

COVID-19: Our Action Plan for Adult Social Care

Guidance

HEE guidance: Learning disability

HEE guidance: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, HEE, Skills for Care and the Department of Health and Social Care have decided to extend the deadline for tenders for trial and evaluation partners for the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training to 24 April at 18:00. This was communicated on 18 March, to those who had expressed an interest in bidding. The delay of one month extends the time existing bidders have left to submit from 7 to 26 working days

https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/learning-disability
Weblinks and Resource Lists

Information about PPE

Personal protective equipment (PPE), environmental decontamination, clinical waste and aerosol generating procedures.

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/primary-care/infection-control/
Weblinks and Resource Lists

Learning Disability Service useful resources

A range of resources and printable materials from Oxford Health NHS

https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/learning-disability-service/useful-stuff/
Guidance

Managing acute disturbance in the context of COVID-19

National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care guidance on supporting patients presenting acute disturbance

https://napicu.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/NAPICU-Guidance_rev1-1.pdf
Weblinks and Resource Lists

Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes

British Geriatrics Society have developed guidance to help care home staff and NHS staff who work with them to support residents

https://www.bgs.org.uk/resources/covid-19-managing-the-covid-19-pandemic-in-care-homes
Guidance

Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the COVID-19 crisis

Weblinks and Resource Lists

NHS England: Infection control

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Environmental decontamination, Clinical waste & Aerosol generating procedures

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/primary-care/infection-control/
Helpline

NHS staff support telephone line

The NHS have introduced a confidential staff support line, operated by the Samaritans and free to access from 7:00am – 11:00pm, seven days a week.

https://people.nhs.uk/help/
Videos

Putting on PPE – visual support

YouTube video – Infection prevention control guidance to staff – Donning and Doffing

Watch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEnuKKY04Bc&feature=youtu.be
Documents

Saying Goodbye – A Resource for Care Homes

This new resource aims to support you to acknowledge the losses you, your colleagues and the people you support are experiencing during the Covid – 19 Pandemic. We believe Activity and Care teams can play a vital role in coordinating essential activity related to saying goodbye.

Contributors include Sarah Guyan from St Christopher’s Hospice.

https://napa-activities.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Saying-Goodbye-A-Resource-for-Care-Homes.pdf
Guidance

Supporting patients presenting acute disturbance

Managing acute disturbance in the context of COVID-19

https://napicu.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/NAPICU-Guidance_rev1-1.pdf
Videos

The Hand Washing Rap

The Hand Washing Rap video made with Purple All Stars 

https://vimeo.com/134952598
Documents

Verification of death procedure in Covid-19 pandemic

Training

Verification of Expected Adult Death virtual training

St Christopher’s has developed an online version of our Verification of Expected Adult Death course for registered nurses to support the urgent need for expertise in this area during this time.

Virtual learning

Virtual Learning: Nurse Verification of Expected Adult Death

On demand virtual learning delivery

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Weblinks and Resource Lists

Visiting someone who may die soon

For families: If you are unable to visit someone who is dying – what can you do instead?

https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/coronavirus#visiting
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