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Useful Documents and Resources

Here you will find links to various documents and websites which we hope will be useful.

Resources have been grouped into themes. To view resources and hyperlinks please click on them.

The ACP Summary was updated in July 2022. All guidance documents have now been updated to reflect these changes.

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Anticipatory Care Planning (ACP) Standing Operating Procedure
DISCUSS Guides
Preparation Guides For The Public
Preparation Guides For Staff
ACP Documents (Person-Held Booklets)
ACP Summary Guides
Winter Planning Toolkits For Staff and Services

By ensuring we know what people’s wishes and preferences are, we can make the right decisions if emergency situations arise. This includes whether or not they would wish to be admitted to hospital or prefer to receive treatment elsewhere if possible.

ACP and Winter Planning – Information for Staff and Services – PDF

We know that many staff have been identified as a close contact by the Test and Protect process and as a result are now required to isolate. Whilst this means many services are under extreme pressure to continue to provide face to face support, there is now extra capacity in the system for staff to carry out tasks which can be completed remotely e.g. beginning to engage with people and their families about future planning.

Having ACP Telephone Conversations – Information for Staff – PDF

Library of Good Practice (Example ACP Summaries)

Click on the names to read their ACP:

Alan Fulton – An older man who cares for his wife.

Monica Hill – A lady with breast cancer receiving support from a local hospice. 

Elizabeth MacDonald – An older lady with COPD.

Ali Malik – A young adult transitioning between child and adult palliative care services. You can also view an example of a Child and Young People Acute Deterioration Management (CYPADM) form

Charles Menzies – An older widow who is living independently with no known conditions.

Duncan Moore – A middle-aged man with a new diagnosis of Diabetes Type 2.

Jacqueline Morrow – A parent carer with a daughter on the autistic spectrum.

Sophie Morrow – A young woman with autism.

Margaret Quinn – An older lady living with dementia.

Sarah Rosenshine – An older lady living with osteoporosis.

Cathy Steel – An older frail lady receiving Palliative Care.

Paul West – A middle-aged man recovering from cancer.

Tom Williams – A Care Home Resident.

Other Resources