Essential Anticipatory Care Plan

The Essential Anticipatory Care Plan (Essential ACP) was created during the COVID-19 pandemic to document important information about preferences for care and those that should be involved in decisions about care in the event of a serious illness.

Find out more about the Essential ACP

  • Word template
  • Online tool

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

his.pcpteam@nhs.scot