Compassion in Dying has developed a new framework to support GPs to have advance care planning conversations with patients by phone or video, in the context of COVID-19.
It is hoped the resource will help GPs enable their patients to make their wishes known regarding treatment.
The guide covers topics including:
- Checking in with patients in a sensitive way
- Answering any questions they may have
- Listening to their concerns and priorities
- Working with them to create an advance care plan that clearly communicates their wishes
The resource was developed alongside some of Compassion in Dying's NHS GP partners.
It is currently being rolled out in Lambeth surgeries and is available to view online by clicking on the link below.