Health: Out-of-Hours Doctors
House of Lords
Baroness Masham of Ilton (Crossbench)
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will issue guidelines to primary care trusts to make available to out-of-hours doctors lists identifying local patients who have serious long-term conditions and may need help at the end of life.
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon (Baronesses in Waiting, HM Household; Labour)
The Our health, our care, our say White Paper on community services says that by 2008 everyone with both long-term health and social care needs will be offered an integrated care plan if they want one, and that by 2010 everyone with a long-term condition will be offered a care plan. These personalised and integrated care plans will detail care and services agreed, including end-of-life care preferences. The care plan should be available to all practitioners providing direct care to the individual, including out-of-hours doctors.