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Advance Care Planning by phone or video

Guidance

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.


Advice and support dedicated telephone line for professionals

Helpline

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


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

Articles

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. 


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

SOURCE: St Christopher's | TYPE: Virtual learning

On demand virtual learning delivery of bite size sessions

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Bite Size Virtual Learning Package: Doctors

SOURCE: St Christopher's | TYPE: Virtual learning

On demand virtual learning delivery of bite size sessions

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Bite Size Virtual Learning Package: Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

SOURCE: St Christopher's | TYPE: Virtual learning

On demand virtual learning delivery of bite size sessions

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Communication Skills


Caring for your dying relative at home with COVID-19

Guidance

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


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

Guidance

NHS Clinical Guide for Management of Palliative Care in Hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic


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

Guidance

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.


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

Weblinks and Resource Lists

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


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

Guidance

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


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

Guidance

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


Coronavirus education programme for End of Life Care

Virtual learning

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


Coronavirus resource hub

Weblinks and Resource Lists

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


Coronavirus: resources for people with a learning disability

Weblinks and Resource Lists

Learning Disability Wales guidance resources for Covid-19 


Covid-19 Learning Disability Resources

Weblinks and Resource Lists

Carers in Southampton, Covid 19 learning disability resources


COVID-19 rapid guideline: critical care in adults

Guidance

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 


COVID-19 Second Wave webinar series

SOURCE: St Christopher's | TYPE: Webinar

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.


COVID-19: Guidance for community and inpatient services



COVID-19: Our Action Plan for Adult Social Care

Guidance


HEE guidance: Learning disability

Guidance

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


Information about PPE

Weblinks and Resource Lists

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


Learning Disability Service useful resources

Weblinks and Resource Lists

A range of resources and printable materials from Oxford Health NHS


Managing acute disturbance in the context of COVID-19

Guidance

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


Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes

Weblinks and Resource Lists

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


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


NHS England: Infection control

Weblinks and Resource Lists

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


NHS staff support telephone line

Helpline

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.


Putting on PPE – visual support

Videos

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


Saying Goodbye – A Resource for Care Homes

Documents

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.


Supporting patients presenting acute disturbance

Guidance

Managing acute disturbance in the context of COVID-19


The Hand Washing Rap

Videos

The Hand Washing Rap video made with Purple All Stars 


Verification of death procedure in Covid-19 pandemic

Documents

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Verification of Expected Adult Death virtual training

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: Nurse Verification of Expected Adult Death

SOURCE: St Christopher's | TYPE: Virtual learning

On demand virtual learning delivery

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Visiting someone who may die soon

Weblinks and Resource Lists

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


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