The Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast: COVID-19  – Episode 5

Published: 15th April 2020

COVID-19 Episode 5: End of Life Care (supported by GP Excellence)

A current concern for primary care clinicians is how to manage end of life care in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lisa and Sara are joined by Dr Liam Hosie, Dr Adam Firth and Dr Viren Mehta who have sifted through the key information and guidelines that are available on this topic.

We talk about:

  • ​Advanced care planning
  • Common symptoms for patients with COVID-19 at the end of life
  • Discuss 5 guidelines (including NICE, RCGP, Hospice UK) relevant to this topic and some take home messages
  • Anticipatory medication and stock issues
  • Post death support for families and for clinicians

We really want to make these episodes relevant and helpful: if you have any questions or want any particular areas covered then contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast, or leave a comment on our really quick anonymous survey here:

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This may not work on NHS computers but you should be able to open it on a phone, or personal computer/tablet.

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