GP Out-of-Hours Palliative Care Handover Project
A recommendation from the Primary Palliative Care in Ireland report (IHF, ICGP and HSE, 2011) was to develop formal mechanisms for GPs to communicate with the out-of-hours (OOH) doctor service. A project was initiated to develop a handover form which GPs would complete and forward to their OOH colleagues. This form aims to help GPs anticipate the palliative care needs of their patients and give the OOH doctor key information.
The form & process were successfully piloted in SouthDoc in 2014. The report of this evaluation is available by clicking on the picture below. It is hoped that the process will be rolled out to OOH services across the country.
The evaluation report of this project is available by clicking on the picture below.
The following documents from that pilot study are available for download by clicking on each one:
For further information, contact Annette Heffernan, SouthDoc on 064 669 1974 or Deirdre Shanagher; firstname.lastname@example.org.