Rapid Response provides an urgent care service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is for adults who are registered with a Gloucestershire GP who require community-based care which prevents an unnecessary admission to hospital.
Referrals are made via the Single Point of Clinical Access: 0300 421 0300
Out-of-hours referrals are managed by the Out of Hours service and come direct to the team. Call: 0300 421 6900
Please follow the resource link below for further information.
Respiratory consultants at GHNHSFT offer an enhanced and responsive acute service to support people with acute respiratory illnesses who are threatening hospital admission.
The respiratory “Hot Consultant” is available from 8.30am - 5.30pm, Monday to Friday and can be reached by telephoning 07384 834430
Where appropriate, the consultant may offer your patient a clinic review in ambulatory care at GRH within 48 (working) hours.
Alternatively you may be signposted to Rapid Response (Urgent Care) via SPCA on 0300 421 0300. To discuss your patient with the team prior to referral you can call 0300 421 6900
For routine advice and guidance from a respiratory medicine consultant, you can refer via e-RS with a response by the end of the next working day.
HOAS offers specialist review for those people who are receiving home oxygen therapy or who may meet the criteria for assessment. The team offer clinics around the county usually in community hospitals and home visits may be offered to those who are house bound. Please note we do not accept referrals for those who are still smoking.
In cases where a patient has been prescribed oxygen via a HOOF A, the prescriber MUST complete an iHORM/HOCF for risk mitigation and patient consent. The HOOFA (prescription) can be found on the Air Liquide website https://www.airliquidehomehealth.co.uk/hcp/ and the IHORM/HOCF is now available here to upload to your clinical system. All patients prescribed oxygen under a HOOF A must also be referred to the HOAS team via the referral form.
GPs are now only able to prescribe an urgent concentrator (which will come with a backup cylinder) for patients who are considered end of life. To prescribe an urgent concentrator please contact Air Liquide on 0808 202 2229.