Welsh Advance Care Planning Mapping Exercise 2019
In 2018, Dr Mark Taubert as strategic lead for Advance & Future Care Planning in Wales was 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, was 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 in 2019’
Vaughan Gething AC, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services recently announced the national and regional focuses of healthcare and social care in 2019. 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 2019 to Dementia Study Day Forum in North Wales
News for 2020: In 2019, the AFCP Strategy Group produced some key documents to steer the 2020 direction of an electronic Advance and Future Care Planning central repository for Wales:
- 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
Campaigns and Innovations
Campaigns and innovations devised and implemented across Wales by the different health boards can be viewed below: