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Palliative Care
HOW WE SERVE YOU
Palliative Care Service
BARDOC provides direct access to Palliative Care for the community and hospitals.
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About the Palliative Care Service

BARDOC provides direct access to Palliative Care for the community and hospitals.

This service allows prompt attention to be given to end of life patients and hospice admissions.

BARDOC provides a virtual ward where GP practices can refer patients at the point that they have been identified as being end of life.  BARDOC takes over the care of the patient from the GP practice and puts a care plan in place. 

This service reduces the number of inappropriate admissions to hospitals and allows care in the community to be more streamlined.  

Operating Times: TBC 

Frequently Asked Question

We understand it can often be a stressful time when yourself or someone you care for is unwell. Below are a few commonly asked questions.

Urgent treatment centres are usually overseen by doctors (sometimes GPs) working with nurses.

If you need one, you can often get tests like an ECG (electrocardiogram), blood tests or an x-ray.

They can diagnose and deal with many of the most common problems people go to A&E for.

These are things like: 

  • broken bones and sprains
  • injuries, cuts and bruises
  • wound dressing
  • stomach pain 
  • coughs, colds and breathing problems
  • vomiting and diarrhoea 
  • skin infections and rashes
  • high temperature (fever) in children and adults
  • mental health problems

If a doctor decides you need a prescription, they can organise one for you. Emergency contraception is also available.

Use NHS 111 online (111.nhs.uk) or call 111 if you think you need medical help right now.

We can direct you to the best place to get help if you cannot contact your GP during the day, or when your GP is closed (out-of-hours). 

Depending on what you need, you might be advised to:

  • call 999 or go to A&E in an emergency
  • go to an urgent treatment centre
  • see an evening and weekend GP (out-of-hours GP)
  • get a callback from a nurse
  • contact an emergency dentist or find a dentist
  • contact your own GP surgery
  • see a pharmacist for a minor illness or to get medicine
  • look after yourself safely at home

Community Insight

We are continually seeking to understand the needs and opinions of the communities we serve.

A quick answer to this question will be used to build an honest and necessary understanding as to how we can better provide our services to you. 

Thank you.

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What's your biggest struggle with mental health?

Thank you. Your opinion will be used anonymously with other feedback to help us serve you better

For more information about this service and how we provide it, please contact BARDOC.HQ@nhs.net