ashcroft surgery,

Newlands Way, Eccleshill, Bradford, BD10 0JE, West Yorkshire, UK

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Palliative Care MDT Meetings


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  • Doctor:   Dr Ramesh Mehay & Dr Pardip Sandhu
  • Nurse: Melanie Greenwood
  • Admin:  Vicky O’Shea


20th June 2019


June 2020

The Policy/Protocol

This surgery, as part of its weekly PLT programme,  holds a bi-monthly multidisciplinary team meeting in which palliative care patients are discussed.  The session is attended by the practice’s GPs, Nurses, District Nurses and a MacMillan nurse. The outcome of the meeting is recorded in each individual patient’s medical notes.

Aims of the meeting

  • To look at all aspects of patient care (holistic care – physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and social).
  • To improve communication across the teams – especially when acute issues occur with the patient, teams are aware.
  • To ensure patients wishes are known and included
  • To ensure the needs of carers are considered
  • To promote a good death when the time eventually comes.

Types of patients discussed

  • To discuss newly diagnosed palliative care patients.
  • To review current patient list who are stable.
  • To discuss current patient list who are experiencing difficulty or deteriorating.
  • To discuss recent deaths – to see what lesson’s can be learned.

Recording the discussion meeting notes

  • A scribe is selected for each session – usually one of the doctors who works in the practice.  They will log into and open S1.
  • Each patient is displayed on a projector so all members can understand the clinical context
  • A discussion ensues
  • Notes are then recording in the S1 notes by the nominated scribe.

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