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- Doctor: Dr Ramesh Mehay & Dr Pardip Sandhu
- Nurse: Melanie Greenwood
- Admin: Vicky O’Shea
20th June 2019
DATE OF NEXT REVIEW:
This surgery, as part of its weekly PLT programme, holds a bi-monthly multidisciplinary team meeting in which palliative care patients are discussed. The session is attended by the practice’s GPs, Nurses, District Nurses and a MacMillan nurse. The outcome of the meeting is recorded in each individual patient’s medical notes.
Aims of the meeting
- To look at all aspects of patient care (holistic care – physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and social).
- To improve communication across the teams – especially when acute issues occur with the patient, teams are aware.
- To ensure patients wishes are known and included
- To ensure the needs of carers are considered
- To promote a good death when the time eventually comes.
Types of patients discussed
- To discuss newly diagnosed palliative care patients.
- To review current patient list who are stable.
- To discuss current patient list who are experiencing difficulty or deteriorating.
- To discuss recent deaths – to see what lesson’s can be learned.
Recording the discussion meeting notes
- A scribe is selected for each session – usually one of the doctors who works in the practice. They will log into and open S1.
- Each patient is displayed on a projector so all members can understand the clinical context
- A discussion ensues
- Notes are then recording in the S1 notes by the nominated scribe.