The draft policy provides an overview of Advance Care Planning, why it is important and how it can help people to think about what matters to them and to make timely, realistic and practical plans for their future, including future care and treatment. It encourages these plans to be made in conversation with those who are important to the person and/or someone providing care, support or treatment.
A key aim of the Advance Care Planning policy will be to promote clear and consistent messages and practice for all those providing care, support or treatment. The policy will also aim to increase public awareness and understanding of what Advance Care Planning is, encouraging adults at any age or stage of life to consider and plan ahead for their future. The ambition of the policy is that Advance Care Planning conversations become normalised; that all adults have regular opportunities to express their wishes, feelings, beliefs and values in relation to Advance Care Planning and that these are reflected in the care, support or treatment they receive.
The draft Advance Care Planning policy has been developed using a co-production approach involving a wide range of stakeholders. A Report on Early Stakeholder Engagement is available here
Alternative Languages, Accessible Formats and Data Protection Impact Assessment
Documents are available in a range of alternative languages and accessible formats on the Department website.
A Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) screening, Rural Needs Impact Assessment and Regulatory Impact Assessment screening are available on request, please e-mail email@example.com.
Ways to respond
Option 1: Online
Complete the questionnaires for the consultations online:
Option 2: Paper Copy
If you are unable to access the consultation online, you can request a paper copy of the consultation documents.
- By telephoning the dedicated Patient Client Council number 02895 368542.
- Via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A pre-paid envelope will be provided to return your completed responses
Option 3: Telephone Support
If you require any additional support, telephone number 02895 368542 can be used to speak directly to a Patient and Client Council operator (Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm).
The operator can:
- Post a Consultation Pack to you including a pre-paid envelope to return completed responses.
- Answer any queries you may have about submitting your response online.
- Complete the Advance Care Planning policy &/or EQIA consultation questionnaires by inputting your responses directly online. You may request a copy of your response.
- Put in place accessibility arrangements such as interpreter services, including sign languages and alternative formats for example braille.
Consultation Information Events
The Patient and Client Council are facilitating a number of virtual information sessions to let you know how you can respond to the consultations.
Thursday 20 January 2022 at 10am
Wednesday 2 February 2022 at 2:30pm (BSL Session)
Tuesday 8 February 2022 at 2:30pm (ISL Session)
Thursday 10 February 2022 at 2pm
Tuesday 15 February 2022 at 6:30pm
Registration link for the PCC website