ACP tools and resources

Anticipatory care planning (ACP) is a process involving a number of steps. Here are four key steps that we have identified working with health and social care professionals actively involved in ACP. These steps are based on previous ihub work on ACP in Scotland. There are a range of tools and resources that can be used to support each of the four steps.

We plan to continue to develop and share new resources around these steps. We welcome any suggestions and feedback on your experiences. Please get in touch by emailing us at


Four steps to ACP

The four steps to ACP: Preparation and planning, Meaningful Conversations, Documentation and sharing, Regular review.

Find out more about each of the four steps to ACP

Get in touch

If you have tools or resources that have supported you in preparing for and undertaking ACP, or you want to provide feedback, please get in touch by emailing us at