The ward clerk, Sue, prints off standard letters to GPs for every patient admitted to ACCU and every patient who dies on ACCU. These letters will be left in the trainee pigeon-hole in the doctors’ office on 4E/4F. These should be completed with basic information, signed and returned to the ward clerks’ post-tray at the reception desk on 4E/4F to be posted to the GPs.

At present this may result in duplication of letters to GPs regarding deceased patients whilst we are getting the ‘Summaries for Deceased Patients’ letters firmly established.