Supporting Palliative Care through COVID-19 with John Mitchell, Debbie Westmoreland, Dr Dan Cottingham and Dr Avinash Pillai from the Humber, Coast and Vale ICS

Elemental TV’s Corrie Williams is joined by John Mitchell, Debbie Westmoreland, Dr Dan Cottingham and Dr Avinash Pillai from the Humber, Coast and Vale ICS to talk about the incredible delivery of the Electronic Palliative Care Coordination System (EPaCCS), in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

EPaCCS enables the recording and sharing of a patient’s care preferences and key details about their care at the end-of-life. As it is electronic it can easily be shared 24/7 between all of the professionals involved in the patient’s care across organisational boundaries.

There has been a significant increase in the creation of EPaCCS records during the COVID-19 pandemic, and by the end of May, 2,621 EPaCCS records had been created. The system is accessible to clinicians working remotely and clinicians in all care settings across the Humber, Coast and Vale region are able to view EPaCCS directly from their EPR. EPaCCS has supported collaborative working for GSF patients, reduced duplication and ensures that the most up-to-date view of a patients’ preferences and status are visible and can be updated across different health and care settings.

Following a successful pilot, EPaCCS is now available to many health organisations across Humber, Coast and Vale.

Following a successful pilot, EPaCCS is now available to organisations across Humber, Coast and Vale.

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