Leeds as a healthcare system has agreed to adopt the national ReSPECT form. Training is being delivered within all partner organisations and links are being made within electronic patient record systems so the forms can be completed and shared effectively by all professionals. Completion of this advance care plan requires the professional to have skills and knowledge about care planning with the patient, mental capacity, informed consent, best interest decision making and do not resuscitate decisions. Please click here for further information and access to nationally developed e-learning.

My Future Wishes – A Guide to Advance Care Planning

This is a very useful resource pack about Advance Care Planning produced by West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership. It provides lots of information about what Advance Care planning is, why it is important and guidance on how to carry it out. There are also embedded links to other guidance and tools.

Please note – Practitioners should use local resources provided to them by their organisation when undertaking individual personalised assessment and Advance Care Planning.

NHS Planning Your Future Care
This NHS booklet provides a simple explanation about advance care planning and the different options open to you. This information is also available in six other languages – please click here.

Preferred Priorities of Care

Decisions Relating to CPR

Guide to Advance Care Planning – LPCN

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust – What Happens if my Heart Stops Leaflet 


Useful training and information videos

Covid-19 has highlighted the challenge of Advance Care Planning and also the complexities of what it
entails, when and how to have the conversations and how it is documented and shared with all healthcare
professional’s involved in a patient’s care.

ReSPECT (Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment) is now introduced across the
whole of Leeds and there is a need to consider how it is being implemented and how it links to the wider
Advance Care Planning process.

To explore these topics a programme comprised of three sessions was delivered by Leeds Palliative Care
Specialists in September/October 2020. Links to the session recordings are below:

Advance Care Planning – overview of the different areas of ACP
Dr Jason Ward, Consultant in Palliative Medicine – St Gemma’s Hospice

Having the Conversation – key communication skills
Dr Mike Stockton, Chief Medical Officer, Consultant in Palliative Medicine – St Gemma’s Hospice
Trish Stockton, Head of Teaching and Learning – St. Gemma’s Hospice

ReSPECT – what is ReSPECT and how is it being implemented in Leeds
Dr Chris Kane: Consultant In Palliative Medicine – Sue Ryder Wheatfield’s Hospice

Advance Care Planning
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust