Coronavirus and anticipatory care planning conversations

Have you received a 'Shielding' letter? Your GP or medical practice will call you to discuss anticipatory care planning (ACP) to help you make informed choices about how and where you want to be treated and supported in the future.

Have you received a ‘Shielding’ Letter from the Scottish Government?

If you have then you will receive a phone call from your GP or medical practice to find out how you would like to manage any illness should you become unwell.

Anticipatory care planning (ACP) helps you make informed choices about how and where you want to be treated and supported in the future. It requires health and care practitioners to work with people and their carers to ensure the right thing is done at the right time by the right person to achieve the best outcome.

This might be a worrying thing to think about, so Dr Paul Baughan, a GP in NHS Forth Valley and the national clinical lead for Healthcare Improvement Scotland has recorded this video to explain what that conversation is about.

You can watch the short video below.

Coronavirus and care planning conversations from Healthcare Improvement Scotland on Vimeo.

NHS Inform has more information about Anticipatory Care Plans.

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