This webinar on Wednesday 27 May 2020 shared examples of current good practice and collaboration between primary care and care homes, including resources to support virtual ward rounds.

Chaired by Dr Jonathan Leach OBE, RCGP Hon Sec and COVID lead, with Anita Astle MBE, Managing Director of Wren Hall Nursing Home in Nottingham, and Dr Alison Tavaré, Primary Care Clinical Lead at West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) the webinar explored:

  • RCGP ‘top tips’ for GPs caring for care homes
  • Providing person-centred care in times of COVID-19
  • COVID-19 virtual wards
  • Resources to support virtual ward rounds

You can watch a recording of the webinar and download the presentation.

This was the second in a series jointly organised by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the AHSN Network. You can watch the first webinar here: COVID-19: Patient assessment and the role of physiology and oximetry.

Further resources

There is more information on the Royal College of General Practitioners COVID-19 Resource Hub.

Wessex and the West of England Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and West Hampshire CCG, funded by Health Education England, collaborated to produce a series of free videos and e-learning materials to support staff working in care homes to care for residents who are at risk of deterioration. You can watch the films and read more about ‘soft signs’ of deterioration.

Follow this link for more information on patient safety during COVID-19.

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