The toolkit uses SNOMED CT codes based on the Gold Standard Framework Proactive Identification Guidance (GSF PIG) and the Supportive and Palliative Care Indicators Tool (SPICT) and has been validated with over 50 GP Practices. Currently, the tool can be run in EMIS, Vision & SystmOne web GP IT systems.
Evaluation of the use of the toolkit shows:
- Increased number of people identified as in the last year of life and included in palliative and supportive care registers
- Increased number of patients having personalised care and support discussions
- Increased number of CMC (Coordinate My Care) records created and viewed by urgent care services (LAS, A&E, 111)
- Patients achieving their wishes and preferences at the end of life
Early ID Toolkit in South West London
Across South West London we are promoting the use of the Early ID Toolkit to support practices to identify patients who may be in the last year of life and develop care plans in CMC for use by other health care professionals.
Analysis of activity up to September 2021 showed patients being identified for review that were previously not flagged for an advance care planning discussion. 50% of all patients identified were coded as suffering from frailty or dementia, 29% as cancer and 10% as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
The End of Life Care Programme team are continuing to work with primary care in 2022 to support practices in their use of the Early ID Toolkit.
Early ID Toolkit resources
Introduction to the Early ID Toolkit – video produced by the The End of Life Partnership
GP webinar – Early identification search tool for palliative care patients – video produced by Tower Hamlets CEPN
Early ID Toolkit contact
For further information email Else Krajenbrink, Senior Transformation Manager – End of Life Care and Community Transformation