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COVID-19 Information & Resources

  • Marie Curie Information and Support Line, which includes nursing support. This is a 7 day a week service, open from 8am-6pm, Mon-Frid and 11am-5pm on Saturday/Sunday. The number to call is 0800 090 2309         

         Talking with people & families about planning care, death and dying

         Care planning for people at risk of deteriorating and dying during COVID-19         

  • NHS Education for Scotland - Support Around Death (SAD) - COVID-19 Bereavment Resources. This webpage provides resources for health & social care staff in Scotland concerning death and bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be updated on an ongoing basis as new materials are developed. Some of the educational resources presented here were launched pre-COVID-19 and therefore some elements may not now be appropriate for the current situation within health and care settings, however many of the key points will still be of relevance for practitioners.         
  • The Knowledge Network- COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information. The Knowledge Network now hosts a range of resources to help health and social care employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. From the homepage you can find links to quality assured resources, guidance and evidence on a range of topics for all staff groups on the NHS Scotland Libraries’ dedicated portal        

A rapid, qualitative research study designed to understand the patient experience of remote and  virtual consultations. The project was conducted in England and engaged 49 people over 10 days (June 22nd – July 1st 2020) who had experienced a remote consultation during the lockdown period of the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote consultations took the form of telephone, video or text-based communication. Includes Top Tips For Getting The Most Out Of The Virtual Health And Care Experience