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Community Health Services
Community services prioritisation framework
This framework aids local decision making about service and staff prioritisation until 1 March 2022.
Published 11 January 2022.
Community services data set technical guidance for the two-hour urgent community response standard
Guidance supporting collection and recording of the relevant data to ensure a standardised approach across England.
Updated 17 March 2023
Restoration of community health services
Documentation on children and young people community health services and link to supplementary materials to support implementation of NHS phase 3 response
Updated 18 September 2020.
Community health, hospital discharge and social care updates
Email bulletins bringing together our recent publications and updates.
Updated 10 September 2020.
Support for health professionals delivering paediatric palliative care during the pandemic.
Publication on the standard operating procedure for children and young people with palliative and end of life care needs in a community setting (home and hospice).
Updated 25 June 2020.
Pulse oximetry to detect early deterioration of patients in primary and community care settings
Principles to support the remote monitoring, using pulse oximetry, of patients with confirmed or possible COVID-19
Updated 12 January 2022.
Your COVID recovery guidance
Guidance on accessing and referring patients into the digital rehabilitation programme
Updated 19 November 2020.
Primary care and community health services to support care home residents
Guidance on the implementation of established model of care home support
Letter from Dr Nikki Kanani, Matthew Winn and Ed Waller
Updated 1 May 2020.
GOV.UK: Hospital discharge service requirements
How health and care systems and providers should change discharging arrangements and the provision of community support.
GOV.UK: Admission and care of people in care homes
How to protect care home residents and staff.
Home oxygen order form (HOOF) guide for Primary Care and Out of Hours teams
Guidance for non specialist teams who need to order home oxygen for palliative and cluster headache patients
Updated November 2020.
HEE: Palliative and end of life care - COVID-19 conversations
Portal for resources from e-Learning for Healthcare.
Advance care planning guidance and template
Guidance notes for completing ‘My COVID-19 Advance Care Plan’ for you, your family, friends or carers if you develop severe COVID-19 symptoms.
Updated 11 May 2020.
New requirement to test patients being discharged from hospital to a care home
All residents to be tested prior to care home admission as set out in the Coronavirus: adult social care action plan.
Letter from Prof Keith Willett and Matthew Winn.
Updated 16 April 2020.
Identifying a clinical lead for all care homes
It is critical that Clinical Commissioning Groups identify a named clinical lead for each CQC-registered care home in their area for each listed care home by the end of Wednesday 13 May 2020.
Letter from Dr Nikki Kanani, Ed Waller and Matthew Winn.
Updated 12 May 2020.
RVS.ORG.UK: NHS Volunteer Responders
The Royal Voluntary Service ‘Step Up’ programme provides hospitals with volunteer-powered services and funds.