Increase timely referrals to palliative care
About this activity
Use the QI template below to help you review your clinic’s processes for identifying patients who may soon need palliative care, and the referral procedures to ensure they receive it.
- Request a free education visit from a local palliative care provider to help the practice team understand the services available and referral requirements.
- Determine which higher risk group you will focus on and identify relevant patients using Pen CAT4.
- Use social media and posters/leaflets in the practice to raise awareness of what palliative care services can offer. Consider a ‘myth busting’ approach to overcome misconceptions about palliative care.
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