COVID-19: Tools and templates
This resource brings together tools, templates and transferable examples of materials which may be of use across a variety of clinical settings and scenarios during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Contributors have kindly given permission for BGS to share the below on the understanding that they can be downloaded and adapted for use by our members, however copyright and intellectual property remains with the original authors. If you have tool or template you would like us to share on this page, please email editor [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk.
COVID-19 in the older adult
This poster was created by Dr Lara Mitchell, Consultant Geriatrician at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH), Glasgow. It covers atypical presentation of COVID-19 in older people as well as some useful considerations and advice for specialists and non-specialists alike.
Care home falls poster
This poster contains advice for care homes about what to do in the event of a fall during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was developed by the National Falls Prevention Coordination Group (NFPCG) and supported by the BGS.
Ward round checklist
This COVID-19 ward round checklist was developed by Dr Amit Arora. It offers generic guidance for an emerging situation and clinicians must continue to use clinical judgement in responding to various situations and settings. Updates to this checklist will also be available by following the below link.
|Download checklist here|
These training slides have been developed by Dr Amit Arora to assist in the delivery of COVID-19 training. This presentation was created to meet the needs of health and social care professionals in various specialties working in different settings including primary care, community care and acute care.
|Download slides here|
Geriatric Medicine HST Training Plan
Treatment escalation plans
This generic Treatment Escalation Plan was developed with Dr Harnish Patel, Consultant Geriatrician at University Hospital Southampton. It is free to download and use.
|View and download here|
This COVID-19 update to the ReSPECT summary plan was developed by Leeds Teaching Hospitals.
Talking to relatives
This handy visual guide to breaking bad news and having difficult conversations with relatives via telephone during the COVID-19 outbreak was developed by Dr Antonia Field-Smith and Dr Louise Robinson from the Palliative Care Team at West Middlesex Hospital, NHS Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust.
Administration of anticipatory medicines
These guidelines for the administration of anticipatory medicines by informal carers have been developed in Worcestershire and Derbyshire respectively.
This rota template was developed for Junior Doctors by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust.
Care home letters
These letters to care homes and relatives of residents were sent out in Worcestershire.