GP has regular (at least 3 monthly) multidisciplinary case review meetings where all patients on the palliative care register are discussed.
For extra information, evidence and best practice please scroll down to the bottom of the page.
GP Excellence in Greater Manchester
Quality Improvement toolkits: https://gpexcellencegm.org.uk/resources/quality-improvement-toolkits-gp-one/
GP Excellence website for Greater Manchester: https://gpexcellencegm.org.uk/
NHS Continuing Health Care
The process involved in NHS continuing healthcare assessments can be complex. An organisation called Beacon gives free independent advice on NHS continuing healthcare.
Telephone: Beacon free helpline 0345 548 0300
NHS England Dementia
- Developing an access and waiting time standard for dementia, so people with dementia have equal access to diagnosis as for other conditions; setting the national average for an initial assessment
- Achieving and maintaining the dementia diagnosis rate. NHS England agreed a national ambition for diagnosis rates that two thirds of the estimated number of people with dementia in England should have a diagnosis with appropriate post-diagnostic support
- Post diagnostic care and support; as there has been substantial progress on diagnosis, NHS England will focus on improving post-diagnostic support
NHS England have developed a Dementia Well Pathway which outlines standards across all aspects of the Pathway from prevention, diagnosing, supporting, living and dying well.
The NHS England dementia-well-pathway can be accessed here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/mentalhealth/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/03/dementia-well-pathway.pdf
You can access the NHS England dementia programme of work here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/mental-health/dementia/
NICE Dementia Guidance
We have provided links to the NICE guideline for dementia and a further link is provided to guidance on how to delay or prevent the onset of dementia.
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) NG16 (2015) Dementia, disability and frailty in later life – mid-life approaches to delay or prevent onset: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng16
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) (2019) Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng97
Personalised Care in the NHS
Social Care Institute for Clinical Excellence - End of Life Care Resources
Carers’ needs - End-of-life care and dementia: https://www.scie.org.uk/dementia/advanced-dementia-and-end-of-life-care/advanced-dementia/
Advanced Dementia: https://www.scie.org.uk/dementia/advanced-dementia-and-end-of-life-care/end-of-life-care/last-days-hours.asp
End of life care - dying at home: https://www.scie.org.uk/socialcaretv/video-player.asp?v=dyingathome
Telephone: Call: 03000 683 000 between the hours of 08:30 – 17:30 Monday to Friday
Integrated POS (IPOS) for Dementia and Translations
NICE, End of life care for adults: service delivery: "Develop systems enabling adults approaching the end of their life to have:
"Develop systems enabling adults approaching the end of their life to have: