The first Camden GP Education Event @ the Royal College of GPs was held on 19th March 2014, and sessions covered End-of-Life Care and dementia.
Patrick McDaid updated Camden GPs on the EoLC Locally Commissioned Service designed to improve palliative care quality and End-of-Life care in our area.
Gaby Rose joined the session to run through the results of a recent survey of Camden GPs about their experience of Coordinate My Care, and she was followed by short presentations considering DNA CPR decisions with Dr Ruth Caulkin, best practice for symptom control for adults under palliative care, and an update from Lucia Grun on cancer outcome work in Camden.
Videos, crosswords and case studies livened the proceedings.
Camden CCG Survey of GP Views Surrounding CMC
Improving Cancer Outcomes in Camden
DNA CPR Decisions
Dying Matters Poster Show
EMIS Web Care Coordination Template
LCS Overview and Review
Getting the Ball Rolling
Afternoon sessions in March were devoted to dementia care, and were delivered by UCL Partners as part of an exciting effort to deliver dementia awareness training to 12000 health staff in North London.
We'd like to thank Buz, Paul and the UCL Partners team for delivering a great educational session on dementia diagnosis, behavioural change and better understanding patients with the condition, and for offering training not only to clinicians, but to important frontline staff in practices such as receptionists and practice managers. The video clip of “Late onset dementia” appears courtesy of The Social Care Institute for Excellence. You can find out much more about the '12000 trained' project on the UCL Partners website.
Materials from the event
A QUICK GUIDE to Identifying Patients for Supportive and Palliative Care Tips for GPs for Advance Care Planning Courageous Conversations: Golden Nuggets DNAR Form + Guidance Palliative Care Pocket Guide (to follow) CMC Handouts (to follow) End-of-Life Care presentations (20MB ZIP file) Find Your 1% Macmillan.org.uk