Future care planning tools and resources


Future care planning 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 future care planning. These steps are based on previous 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 welcome any suggestions and feedback on your experiences. Please get in touch by emailing us at his.pcpteam@nhs.scot.


Four steps to future care planning

Visual showing the four steps to ACP: preparation and planning, meaningful conversations, documentation and sharing, regular review

Step 1 - Preparation and planning

Step 2 - Meaningful conversations

Step 3 - Documentation and sharing

Step 4 - Regular review