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Inter-service care plan trialled at London nursing home

October 12, 2018

A new pilot scheme helping support residents in a London nursing home with their advanced care plans has been launched by terminal illness charity Marie Curie.

In a shared decision-making process between the resident and a nurse at The Pines nursing home in Wandsworth, a care plan is created and then digitally shared with all urgent care services ensuring that everyone knows how, when and where to manage the resident in times of need.

The first stage of the pilot, run in partnership with Co-ordinate My Care (CMC), Wandsworth CCG, Sutton End of Life Care Team and the Health Innovation Network, the Academic Health Science Network for South London, has been taking place over the last few weeks with the nursing hours being fully funded by Marie Curie.

Marie Curie Nurse Wendy Hutchinson has been spending time with residents at a nursing home in Wandsworth, South London, to discuss their wishes, preferences and plans for end of life care with the support of a care home nurse and GP Faye Woolerton, who will add the clinical information, including resuscitation decisions if appropriate, and the medications.

CMC is an NHS database which shares information between healthcare providers including NHS 111 and London Ambulance Service, to ensure that people’s wishes are acknowledged when they are in an urgent care situation or are approaching the end of life.

Marie Curie Nurse Wendy Hutchinson (front left) speaking with Muriel Trummel (right) a resident at The Pines nursing home.

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