Improving conversations about Anticipatory Care Planning

We've been supporting the improvement of Anticipatory Care Planning (ACP) conversations in health and social care settings to encourage people to think about what matters to them so they can make informed, realistic choices about their care.

Our newly updated ACP web pages bring together a range of resources to support health and care professionals throughout the ACP process so people receive person-centred, high quality care in the right place at the right time.

ACP toolkit
We worked with health and social care professionals actively involved in ACP to identify four steps that you should consider when preparing for and undertaking ACP:

  1. Preparation and planning
  2. Meaningful conversations
  3. Documentation and sharing
  4. Regular review

The ACP Toolkit will guide you through these four steps, providing you with a range of useful tools and resources that you can use to support individuals in ACP.

ACP in the context of COVID-19
A key part of our work is to support the delivery of high quality ACP in the context of COVID-19. We've developed templates and guidance to support you:

Find out more
If you'd like to know more about the resources we have available you can: