Advanced care plan or statement

This can be made with your medical team and is used to record your wishes around treatments and care.

You can include a range of information such as where you want to be cared for at the end of your life, who you want to be there, religious and cultural beliefs, diet and daily routine. You can have an advanced care plan alongside other documents like a lasting power of attorney.

You should make sure that it is easily accessible for medical teams looking after you. It can be written with a doctor or nurse, someone you trust or by yourself.

There is no official documentation for an advanced care plan but “dying matters” produces a template to follow. The record you create in an advanced care plan is not legally binding but will be considered by the medical team looking after you.