*Update: All Wales Advance & Future Care Planning Resources have been agreed and are available here.
Welsh Advance Care Planning Mapping Exercise
Dr Mark Taubert is the strategic lead for Advance & Future Care Planning in Wales. He has been tasked with collating examples of advance and future care planning practice and projects from Welsh health boards, trusts, organisations and charities. The deputy Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Chris Jones, is seeking to highlight areas of good practice and to collect them all in one place, so that organisations can learn from each other’s practice and, where possible, seek to collaborate and step up those projects that have been successful. The examples below do not cover every project, and further submissions can be sent to us, simply get in touch. Furthermore, many of the projects have been initiated by patients and carers themselves, and we have included a British Medical Journal publication by a patient who has commented favourably on a Welsh ACP project.
We have used the terms Advance Care Planning (ACP) for situations where a patient has capacity and Future Care Planning (FCP) as a broader term to also include patients who lack capacity at a time when an anticipatory decision making process is suggested.
Dr Mark Taubert, Strategic Lead for Advance and Future Care Planning, Wales
Advance Care Plan ambitions for Wales
Vaughan Gething AC, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services has announced the national and regional focuses of healthcare and social care. To read the statement visit https://beta.gov.wales/written-statement-advance-care-planning
Dr Mark Taubert outlines Advance and Future Care Planning Strategy for Wales.
News and Documents:
The AFCP Strategy Group has produced some key documents to steer the direction of an electronic Advance and Future Care Planning resources and central repository for Wales:
- ‘Covid19: Supporting vulnerable patients and preparing for difficult serious illness conversations’ (video)
- A detailed specification, ratified by the group and by End of Life Care Board
- A letter to the chair of NHS Wales End of Life Care Board
- One of our group members has also produced a Business Case for a central electronic Future Care Planning patient record system for Wales
- Future care planning conference – Initial data
- Electronic Patient AFCP Record: Challenges and Solutions
Campaigns and Innovations
Campaigns and innovations devised and implemented across Wales by the different health boards can be viewed below: