These are notes, not official minutes.
Melanie Weatherly is the spokesperson for the Care Association Alliance (CAA). She has regular conference calls with the Minister from the DHSC responsible for social care. (Melanie runs a dom care service in Lincoln) and she is the current joint chair of CAA.
One GP told a provider they should be holding body bags. In case undertakers become overwhelmed and take a long time to arrive. (I asked local meeting later – emphatic no response)
Suggest PPE should be sent home (from hospital) with the person, in the same way as meds.
Something about ‘Project Echo’ – something between hospices and GPs on palliative care and support
Not enough syringe drivers/diamorphine – national/world shortage – will be fentanyl patches; licensing to hold ‘stock’ for anticipatory meds Protocol training for palliative care/PPE pathway – ask locally for permission to share.