We have provided some links here to some blank templates which you may find helpful when thinking and documenting your advance care plan. You can download them from the websites below for your own use.
They include templates for:
- Advance Care Planning
- Advance Statement
- Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment
Advance Care Planning
A range of advance care booklets with templates ranging in length and level of detail. There are blank templates and a couple of short completed ones to help you.
The forms are not designed to all be filled in at once. Some refer to Advance Statements and Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment and Lasting Power of Attorney.
Sample phrases that may help your thinking:
‘I would want to be cared for at home if possible’
‘I would not want my children to have to look after me’
‘I would want to be in a Welsh speaking environment’
NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group -This provides a blank template
St Helena Hospice, Colchester – This provides a blank template
NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group – This provides a blank template
The Paul Sartori Foundation – Here are some completed examples of a simple Advance Care Plan where content mainly focuses on advance statement of wishes and care preferences which may help you think about what you would like to write in yours.
Ann Other completed example
Jean Brodie completed example
Advance Statement templates
- Gold Standard Framework – Thinking Ahead
- Macmillan – Preferred Priorities for Care
- The Paul Sartori Foundation – see link under ‘advance care planning’.
Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment (ADRT) templates
Macmillan Cancer Care– ADRT. There is a blank template on page 17 and a completed sample one from page 18.
Motor Neurone Disease Association – ADRT. There is a blank template starting on page 24 with a sample completed Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment starting on page 17.
This is being rolled out across a network of health and care communities that will adopt and implement the process using different timeframes, according to local or regional circumstances.
You can download further information about the ReSPECT process below. Once ReSPECT has been adopted and introduced in your locality, your local healthcare team will be able to guide you further.
You can find out more information and fill out an ADRT for free online at My Decisions