My Anticipatory Care Plan
My Anticipatory Care Plan (My ACP) was developed by Healthcare Improvement Scotland working with a range of partners. Published in 2018 it provides a comprehensive booklet which is designed for individuals to complete themselves, with support from family, friends and health or care professionals.
The My ACP booklet is kept at home by the individual, with a summary section at the end to let others know their most important wishes.
My ACP is available in a range of formats:
- My ACP booklet - this can be downloaded and printed for use by individuals
- My ACP Large Print - large print version for the visually impaired
- My ACP booklet in the most commonly spoken languages in Scotland:
- My ACP for Babies, Children and Young People - developed in partnership with Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS).
There is also a range of supplementary materials to support the use of My ACP.
- Anticipatory Care Planning: what you need to know - an introductory leaflet for use with patients, carers and any legal proxy introducing the concept of ACP.
- Anticipatory Care Planning: things to think about - this provides explanation of key concepts for individuals, their carers and any legal proxy.
- Guidance for health and care professionals - This guidance has been developed to help health and care professionals support individuals who would benefit from ACP.
The content of My ACP was due for review in 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic this has been delayed. PDF copies of all the My ACP resources are available here for professionals to access. Do be aware that some web links, email addresses and contact information may now be out of date. Healthcare Improvement Scotland cannot supply printed copies of these resources. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.