What is an Advance Care Plan (ACP)?
ACP is a process in which you can think, talk and write about what is important to you, and describe the kind of care you would want if you became unable to make decisions for yourself. It broaches the subject of dying, and how you would like to be looked after at that time. It may seem difficult to think ahead in this way, but writing an advance care plan makes a clear record of your wishes so that these can be respected and, where possible, carried out by people caring for you in the future.
Below you will find a link to information about making an Advance Care Plan (ACP). You may be reading it because you have been diagnosed with a serious condition, as part of planning for retirement, or for any other reason that prompts you to think about the possibility of illness or frailty in the future.