ReSPECT is a national patient held document, completed following an Advance Care Planning conversation between a patient and a healthcare professional.

We have committed to adopting ReSPECT (Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment) at our hospitals from 10 October 2019. It is a national patient-held document, completed following an Advance Care Planning conversation between a patient and a healthcare professional and will be used across all care settings in Gloucestershire.

The ReSPECT form will supersede our Unwell Patient form (UP) Deteriorating Patient Plan. However we will honor UP forms already in place.

The ReSPECT form will include a yellow sticker at the bottom of page 1 if the patient is a DNAPCR.

Training and educational resources are available via the G-Care website.

ReSPECT is a process that creates personalised recommendations for a person’s clinical care in a future emergency in which they are unable to make or express choices. It provides health and care professionals responding to that emergency with a summary of recommendations to help them to make immediate decisions about that person’s care and treatment. ReSPECT can be complementary to a wider process of advance/anticipatory care planning.

The plan is created through conversations between a person and their health professionals. The plan is recorded on a form and includes their personal priorities for care and agreed clinical recommendations about care and treatment that could help to achieve the outcome that they would want, that would not help, or that they would not want.

ReSPECT can be for anyone, but will have increasing relevance for people who have complex health needs, people who are likely to be nearing the end of their lives, and people who are at risk of sudden deterioration or cardiac arrest. Some people will want to record their care and treatment preferences for other reasons.

For full information, forms and leaflets visit the Gloucestershire CCG website.

For clinicians who are going to be completing the form, view the training video.

For clinicians and non-clinicians who will be using the form view the training video

After watching the relevant videos, please complete this survey

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