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RCN & RCGP produce charter for End of Life care

 

Poll

Do you agree with the new BTS home oxygen guidance that the 1st sampling for LTOT assessment should be a true arterial stab?

1. Yes: the inconvenience for the patient is outweighed by the fact that this will reduce prescribing home oxygen to a group of people who don’t meet the LTOT guidelines
 
37% (3 votes)
2. No: The CBG technique is much more patient friendly and the results obtained by capillary sampling are close enough not to make a material difference in a real life setting.
 
63% (5 votes)
 

RCN & RCGP produce charter for End of Life care

The Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of General Practitioners have published a new charter for end of life care that sets out best practice standards that all patients deserve from their primary health care team.

The charter makes seven pledges to patients and their families. The pledges aim to help them live as well as they can, for as long as they can, setting out best practice standards that all patients deserve from their primary health care team.

The charter has been produced as a poster, that is being sent out to 8,500 GP practices in England, to be displayed where patients can see it.

It is the result of collaborative work between patients, nurses, GPs, specialists and others from health and social care, and it will be revised over time based on feedback from patients, carers and primary health care teams.

> Download a copy of the Charter

> Read more about the Charter on the RCN website