Advance Care Planning (or ACP) is the process of thinking about, talking about and planning for future health care and end of life care.

Advance Care Planning asks "What matters to you?"

Advance care planning gives everyone a chance to say what’s important to them. It helps people understand what the future might hold and to say what treatment they would and would not want. It helps people, their families and their healthcare teams plan for future and end of life care.

This makes it much easier for families and healthcare providers to know what the person would want - particularly if they can no longer speak for themselves.

Looking to get started? Find out how.

Quick links for Healthcare Workers

General Information Resources Training

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We want your feedback!

Your're invited to take part in a short survey to provide feedback on our Advance Care Planning (ACP) Guide and pull out Plan. This is part of a national project and we would like to hear from as many people as possible.

To take part you will need to have read the documents which are here:

For members of the public to provide feedback, please click: Public Feedback For healthcare staff to provide feedback, please click: Healthcare Feedback Surveys close 8th March 2016

A short introduction to Advance Care Planning

Living For Today Planning For Tomorrow

Watch this film about Arn and Josef's advance care planning stories.

Living for today, planning for tomorrow video