The EPaCCS Template is a way to record information about palliative care patients and create a single shared record for everyone involved in a patient’s care.
The EPaCCS template follows the Gold Standard Framework, with initial information about the patient and then Green, Yellow and Red pages. Tick boxes and drop down lists make it quick and easy to record what you’ve done for the patient. Internet links next to the relevant section will take you directly to information and documentation for palliative care.
You don’t need to fill out the whole template in one go, just up to the relevant stage. As the patient’s condition deteriorates, go back to the relevant page to keep the record up to date. You don’t need to fill out the whole template, so if something is not relevant, don’t fill it in. But you should consider everything on that page as something the patient may need or want
|Putting a patient on at the green stage, you will only need to fill out up to the Green page.||If you are putting a patient on at the red stage, fill out all the way up to the Red page.|
On the right hand side of each page is a previous entries section. This shows information from the patient’s record which has been previously input in that section of the template.
Once you have finished the template, save the consultation and the information will be shared through the MIG.
Please note: Practices are still responsible for completing the NEMS Adastra Special Patient Notes for EMIS patients.
For more information, see How to share a patient through EPaCCS[icon name=icon-circle-arrow-right]