From March 2020, the West of England Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) refocused much of its work programme to support the system-wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This page contains useful links to many of our resources and online training events. Whilst geared towards the COVID-19 response, we recognise many of the resources below are useful for non-COVID-19 patients and as we move into recovery from the pandemic.

COVID Oximetry @home and COVID virtual wards

The West of England AHSN supported the roll-out of ‘COVID Oximetry @home’ and ‘COVID virtual wards’ in our region. Our local support offer made use of our existing expertise, infrastructure and resources. By mid-May 2021 over 2000 patients had been enrolled on these services across our region.

In January 2022 systems received a letter (C1041-letter-supporting-hospital-discharge-covid-virtual-wards-13-jan-21.pdf) recommending that all integrated care systems (ICSs) immediately establish COVID virtual wards to support the earlier and safe discharge of COVID-19 inpatients in addition to their work on COVID Oximetry @home pathways.

Click here to find more information about COVID Oximetry @home and COVID virtual wards, including links to relevant resources and webinars.

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Support, resources and training for care providers

We offer free training and resources for care providers - whether you’re in a nursing or residential home or providing domiciliary care.

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Primary care during COVID-19

Read more about primary care during COVID-19, and review our free resources and webinars.

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Learning Disabilities during COVID-19

If you work in a care home or organisation for people with Learning Disabilities review our free resources and training opportunities.

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Maternity and Neonatal care during COVID-19

If you are a healthcare professional, or are pregnant, we have a helpful resources page to support you during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment: ReSPECT

The ReSPECT process creates a summary of personalised recommendations for a person’s clinical care in a future emergency in which they do not have capacity to make or express choices.

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