Electronic Palliative Care Coordination System

WHAT IS IT?

Communication and co-ordination between healthcare professionals is essential to provide high quality care for patients with life-limiting and long term conditions. The Electronic Palliative Care Coordination System (EPaCCS) records and shares this information in an electronic record that can then be viewed by healthcare professionals. It is a national initiative that has been set up locally with help from Overgate Hospice.
 
EPaCCS records can be accessed by any professional who may be caring for a patient, including their GP, district nurses, specialist nurses, hospice services and some hospital services. The EPaCCS records are particularly useful for professionals such as out of hours doctors and night nursing services who may be less familiar with a particular patient. Recording this information in one place allows easy access to it, prevents duplication and aids decision making. EPaCCS also acts as a library for useful information and resources that can be accessed by healthcare professionals either for their own use, or for patients and their carers to use.

Below is a list of links to these useful documents and links.


 

USEFUL RESOURCES FOR PATIENTS AND CARERS

Information


NHS Choice – End of Life Care
Macmillan Information
Organ and Tissue Donation
What to Expect When Someone is Dying
End of Life: A Guide for Patients and Carers
Care and Support of the Dying Person
Driving and Prescription Drugs
DNACPR - Patient Leaflet
Opioid Patient Information Leaflet
Calderdale Out of Hours Nurses Service
 

Financial support


Personal Independence Payments
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Information
Attendance Allowance
Carers Allowance
Calderdale Benefits Advice Referral Form
Disability Advice Resource Team (DART): Calderdale
DART Referral Form
 

Support Agencies


Gateway to Care
Age UK
Calderdale Carers Project
Learning Disability Team



 

USEFUL RESOURCES FOR PROFESSIONALS

Information


Cancer Support Directory
Community Out of Hours Service
GSF Information
GSF Prognostic Indicator Guidance
GMC End of Life Care Guidance
Find Your 1% Campaign
Faith and Spiritual Needs

 

Symptom Management


Anticipatory Prescribing Guidelines
Syringe Driver Information
NICE Opioid Guidelines
Opioid Conversion Chart - Overgate Hospice
Opioid Conversion Guide
CHT Symptom Control
YCN Guide to Symptom Management
Heart Failure Symptom Management


Hospice Links


Overgate Hospice Website
Overgate Day Hospice
 

Forms and Guidance


Community Palliative Care Referral Form
Day Hospice Referral Form
Respite at Overgate Referral Form
Calderdale Fast Track Form
Guidance for Booking Transport
Oxygen HOOF Guidance
ICODD Paperwork
ICODD Information for Patients and Carers

 

Mental Capacity


Deprivation of Liberty
Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice
 

Safeguarding


Initial Guidance for Safeguarding Adults Alert Form
Safeguarding Adults Alert Form
Summary Guide to Safeguarding Adults Process

 

After Death


Verification of Expected Death Paperwork
Verification of Expected Death Policy
Guidance for Doctors Completing Medical Certificates of Cause of Death



 

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING


About Advance Care Planning
Planning for Your Future Care Booklet
ACP Toolkit
Advance Statement Document - Blank
Advance Statement - Example
ADRT Guide
ADRT Form




 

BEREAVEMENT


What to Do After Someone Dies (Tell Us Once)
Calderdale Help in Bereavement Service
Bereavement Advice Service



 

BEREAVEMENT RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN


Rainbows at Noah’s Ark
Winston’s Wish