My Care Plan

FormerMember
FormerMember
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Hi All

has started a discussion over the end of Life group giving information about an initiative by the NHS by trialling and giving patients the opportunity to make a record of their wishes for the future and their previous medical conditions, it is stated that by completing a My Care Plan and carrying it around with you it should save time having to repeat your story over and over.

mentions that this being trialled in London, I live in Hertfordshire and googled "My Care Plan Hertfordshire" and the information came up with complete details together with a form that could be completed 

Care plan record

My care plan can be completed by anyone irrespective of age or medical conditions

Unfortunately I am unable to contribute a bit more to Johntys discussion as I'm unable to respond in the End of Life group.

I hope this may be of interest to all

Ian

  • FormerMember
    FormerMember

    Dear bodach, I would love to hear your views on this scheme.

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    FormerMember in reply to FormerMember

    Hi 

    The appears to be two types of care plans the one you highlighted Coordinate my care where you partly complete the online form and send off to your GP for completion.

    And the one I highlighted My Care plan record where you complete it all yourself and take with you to appointments. 

    I'm in two minds about the usage as in my experience it doesn't matter what medics have in front of them paper or online records they prefer to ask questions in their own way and come to their own conclusions where if they were to read the online or paper information it would give them a better if not clearer picture of the patient they have in front of them and save precious time in making a diagnosis.

    It would also depend on how many people in the country actually decide to do them and how receptive the medics from ambulance crews right up to consultants are to them.

    I think I'll carry on with my existing way of doing it by carrying hard copy sheets showing all my medication, medical history, my donor registration and my wishes about resuscitation and hope for the best.

    It certainly would be great to hear how others feel about this and hopefully this discussion will gain quite a few opinions of them.

    Ian

    Note

    Donor Registration 

    You have to contact the donor Registration department to indicate your preference to either donate or not and receive a certificate with your registration number and wishes. It's not just a matter of carrying a card now.

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    FormerMember in reply to FormerMember

    Dear bodach, I to have “hard copy” versions of the relevant documents. I suppose  “ the proof of the pudding will be in the eating “after the scheme has been running for some time. It’s going to rely on a efficient IT system and compliance by medical professionals. However I think it’s definitely worth trying to see if it can work as if applied successfully it will bring many benefits to the nhs and patients. It needs to be part of a wider effort to give agency back to patients and families who ultimately know what is right for them.