Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination Systems (EPaCCS) enable the recording and sharing of people’s care preferences and key details about their care at the end of life. Once patient’s consent is set on their record, their information can be shared with various services throughout Nottinghamshire who could be vital to that patient’s care.
These services include East Midlands Ambulance Services (EMAS), Central Nottinghamshire Clinical Services (CNCS), NEMS Out of Hours, 111, Community Services such as District Nursing, Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH at Hayward House), and Sherwood Forest Trust Emergency Department.
NEMS Out of Hours Special Patient Notes on Adastra are automatically updated on a 24 hour basis. If you have access to Adastra Special Patient notes, you should still complete these, especially for urgent information that may be needed before 24 hours, or for information that is not covered in the template. Special patient notes can be accessed here.
Flow of Information with EPaCCS (as of 21-04-2015)
To learn how to share a patient’s information, see How to share a patient through EPaCCS [icon name=icon-circle-arrow-right]
Click here to read the report of Electronic Palliative Care Co-Ordination Systems (EPaCCS) in England [icon name=icon-circle-arrow-right]