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Palliative and end of life care

Dr. Stephen Barclay, Palliative and End of Life Care Theme Lead is leading the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG COVID-19 guidelines for end of life care in care homes. He is also supporting national end of life care and pharmacy colleagues in the GP and community response to COVID-19.

Dr Morag Farquhar, deputy theme lead along with colleagues from Manchester have provided brief guidance for clinicians on supporting informal carers during Covid-19 which is available on the following websites and link:

For more information, contact Dr Morag Farquhar M.Farquhar@uea.ac.uk 

Informal carers and COVID-19 pdf 

BMJ Editorial: Administration of end-of-life drugs by family caregivers during covid-19 pandemic

As part of the ARC Palliative and End of Life Care theme, Dr Stephen Barclay and Ben Bowers (NIHR School for Primary Care Research PhD) have published an interesting short read, which aims to stimulate debate about changes in practice. The BMJ live link is here. 

For further information, contact Ben Bowers bb527@medschl.cam.ac.uk  

BJGP Editorial: 'Patient and public involvement in general practice research'

As part of the ARC Palliative and End of Life Care theme, Dr Stephen Barclay and Ben Bowers (NIHR SPCR PhD Student and Queen's Nurse) have produced an useful read in the British Journal of General Practice editorial on 'Patient and public involvement in general practice research', which can be accessed here:  https://bjgp.org/content/70/694.

This editorial aims to stimulate debate about timely, proportionate and effective collaboration with PPI colleagues. 

For further information, contact Ben Bowers bb527@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Latest BMJ Editorial: 'Reassessing advance care planning in the light of covid-19'

This latest editorial from the Palliative and End of Life Care Theme provokes fresh thinking and discussion about advance care planning in the current times of the COVID-19 pandemic

The editorial can be accessed here

For further information, contact Sarah Hopkins saah2@medschl.cam.ac.uk 

Dr Stephen Barclay provides expert help on end of life care in the community during the pandemic

Dr Stephen Barclay is developing clinical guidance on end-of-life care for COVID-19 patients and for those dying from other conditions during the pandemic. He has authored a set of resources for GPs, community nurses and the families and friends providing care to patients nearing end of life.

  • Covid-19 End of Life Care flowchart
  • Covid-19 End of Life Care Community End of Life Care Symptom Management
  • Covid-19 advice sheet for family and friends

All available here

  • Covid-19 Death verification and certification

Available

  • Covid-19 Repurposing of End of Life Drugs in Care homes

Available here