Conversations regarding what to do in a future health and care emergency are essential, when understanding of what is important to the person. Discussing and documenting personalised recommendations for an individual’s clinical care and treatment is crucial, if in the future they are unable to express what is important to them.
Access to robust and recognisable communication in a health crisis is key to ensuring conversations can transform the care experience when it matters most. That is why Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) is leading on the UK-wide adoption of the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) process.
RCUK has published a position paper setting out the importance of the ReSPECT process in emergency care and treatment planning, and RCUK’s key recommendations on ReSPECT for the four nations.