Advance care planning

Advance care planning is a way for someone to document their preferences about how they wish to be cared for as their illness progresses. It includes key issues about where a patient wants to be looked after and what treatments they want and don’t want.

Health and social care professionals should be ready to talk to people about their wishes and support them to make an advance care plan.

Here are some resources to help plan and facilitate these conversations.

Help with remote conversations


ACP during COVID-19


CHAT Bundle resources

Dorothy House believes Advance Care Planning is a priority. We want to support the professionals in our community to have an up-to-date range of resources available for signposting.

The two CHAT Bundles are appropriate aids for professionals (in a hospital or community setting) to use when initiating a conversation with a patient, family member or carer. The Planning Ahead resources include a guide and a very basic form for a patient to record their wishes.