ReSPECT Citizen Engagement

Section: DigitalType: News Item Date Published: 6th July 2021
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We want to hear your views on what is important when planning care and treatment for a future emergency situation.

NHS Education for Scotland Digital Service (NDS) and the ALLIANCE would like to gather public opinion and experiences from people, carers, families, and organisations that support individuals to understand what matters to them, and what is realistic, in terms of planning their care and treatment in a future emergency in which they are unable to make or express choices.

We hope to use these insights to design and develop the citizen facing element of the digital Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT). (This link will take you away from our website).

The ReSPECT process can be for anyone but will have increasing relevance for people who have complex health needs, people who are likely to be nearing the end of their lives, and people who are at risk of sudden deterioration or cardiac arrest

We would like to the view of:
People who have a ReSPECT form
• People who have a different Anticipatory Care Plan (ACP) but are interested in ReSPECT
• People who don’t have any form of ACP but would benefit from one
• People who have supported individuals to discuss or complete a ACP or support someone who would benefit from on

There will be ways to get involved in this activity, which can be found in our digital website section, including online engagement workshops, small group interviews and an online survey. The first online workshop will take place on Wednesday 21 July at 10.30, details are available on our events page.

For more information, please contact

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