COVID-19 Advance Care Plan

What is a COVID-19 Advance Care Plan?

COVID-19 Advance Care Plan is not an advance decision (sometimes known as an
advance decision to refuse treatment, an ADRT, or a living will) to refuse a specific type of
treatment at some time in the future.

It is a page of information written by you, with your family or friends (or somebody else if you
need help). It is a place to write down quickly and in one place, the thoughts and wishes you
have on the care and support you would like if you develop severe COVID-19 symptoms.

This does not replace any advance care plan or care and support plan you may already
have.

 

 

You may wish to use some of the information in your existing advance care plan to
complete this one.
The information you write here can be used when talking with the medical team supporting
you and provide information the team might otherwise not be aware of. In the event of you
being unable to say your wishes, the information you provide could be useful in helping
clinicians to consider your views when making clinical decisions about your ongoing care. To
help this happen, you may choose to keep a copy with you and ask those supporting you
(such as your GP) to keep a copy in your notes or on your file.

Any emergency contacts listed will be for the medical team to use if they need to speak to
someone. The people you list will not be able to make decisions (even if they are your next
of kin) unless they already have a legal position to do that, such as a lasting power of
attorney (for health and welfare).

 

For more information on creating a lasting power of
attorney or the Mental Capacity Act, please visit the GOV.UK website.

COVID-19 Advance Care Plan is not an advance decision (sometimes known as an
advance decision to refuse treatment, an ADRT, or a living will) to refuse a specific type of
treatment at some time in the future. If you feel strongly about specific future treatments, you
should discuss this with a doctor or nurse who knows you well. They will help you to
understand how to make sure this is recorded properly and legally

 

Covid Care Plan

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