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Electronic system can help embed Cause for Concern registers
Renal units across England are working hard, with support from NHS Kidney Care, to put advanced care plans in place and to develop Cause for Concern registers for end of life patients.
There isn’t currently a robust way of communicating this information to GPs, specialist palliative care teams, district nurses and ambulance services involved in a patient’s care, or of making the record complete and up to date as the patient’s status and wishes change.