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Public Consultation on New National Emergency Care and Treatment Plan

Date: 19 February 2016

The public consultation on the new national Emergency Care and Treatment Plan (ECTP) started on Monday 18th January. This is the start of the consultation process and will be followed by several pilots. It is hoped that the final version will be launched in late Summer.

The form and information can be found here:

https://www.resus.org.uk/consultations/emergency-care-and-treatment-plan/

The Emergency Care and Treatment Plan records a personal summary of decisions about what types of care and treatment an individual would or would not want to receive, and about what types of care and treatment would or would not be of potential benefit to them if their health deteriorates and they are unable to make choices at the time. It aims to ensure that each individual receives the best possible treatment for their specific situation in any setting (e.g. their home, nursing home, hospital, hospice, or during an ambulance journey). 

As many views as possible at this stage of the process are welcomed. We are especially keen that members of the public, service users, carers and lay members take part in the survey.

As you know, we are planning a process by which this form can be used in all settings throughout London.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact paul.trevatt@nhs.net.

  • Summary:

    The Emergency Care and Treatment Plan aims to ensure that each individual receives the best possible treatment for their specific situation in any setting.

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