Planning now for your future – Advance Care Planning

Content below is reflective of the PDF leaflet.

When you are thinking about your future care, it is important to discuss your wishes with family, friends and healthcare professionals.

Planning ahead will help those close to you, and healthcare professionals looking after you, understand what is most important to you, when you may be unable to make your wishes and preferences known.

What is an Advance Care Plan?

An Advance Care Plan helps you plan and record your decisions about future care. It will help you identify your preferences about treatment and end of life care, to be considered in a time when you may not be able to communicate your wishes.

Our ‘Planning now for your future’ booklet provides you with more information about:

  • how to use the Advance Care Plan
  • writing an Advance Statement
  • Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment
  • how to make or change a Will

You can download our ‘Planning now for your future’ booklet here.

The Advance Care Plan template

The Advance Care Plan template is available for you to write your Advance Care Plan and Advance Statement with the help of those around you.

The template prompts you to think about:

  • how you would like to be cared for
  • where you would prefer to die
  • decisions about your Will
  • things that are important in your life now
  • Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Funeral arrangements

You can download and print our template here.

Planning now for your future – Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning template

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