ReSPECT was initially introduced in some localities as part of a formal research evaluation taking place over three years. Alongside this, a network of health and care communities that are adopting and implementing the process is developing. Implementation will be a gradual process, with different health communities adopting and implementing ReSPECT using different timeframes, according to local or regional circumstances.
If ReSPECT has already been adopted in your locality then you will be able to work with your health care professional to develop a form.
We have a map which shows towns in which there has been some adoption of ReSPECT.
However, if ReSPECT has not been established in your locality, but you would like to take steps now to ensure your wishes for treatment and care are known about, then you could make an Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment (ADRT). You can find out more information and fill out an ADRT for free online at www.mydecisions.org.uk.