In this scenario an unpaid carer is attending a GP appointment to discuss their anticipatory care plan (ACP) and Key Information Summary (KIS). This appointment follows on from the carer attending an ACP surgery at VOCAL.
Background: Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership’s Long Term Conditions Programme recognises the value in supporting people to improve clinical and personal outcomes by planning ahead for their health and care.
A Phase 3 project was launched in 2018 in partnership with Voices of Carers across Lothian (VOCAL) building on learning and testing ACP approaches with a view to improve personal and clinical outcomes for unpaid carers and people living at home with long term conditions or complex care needs. Through this partnership an ACP carer document was created and ACP surgeries held providing unpaid carers and persons receiving care an opportunity:
• to discuss their preferences for their care and treatment should they become unwell
• for unpaid carers to outline their caring role and what plans should be put in place to ensure this is supported until they are well enough to resume their role.
• give consent for the sharing of information on their Key Information Summary (KIS) with emergency care services such as NHS24, ambulance control, out of hours GP services and hospitals.
See related video: Person receiving care discussing their ACP-KIS with the GP and unpaid carer youtu.be/fmMsgswXQ5E
For more information about the ACP Improvements happening across Edinburgh City contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Recorded Jan 2019)