ReSPECT (Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment) is a national patient held document, completed following an ACP (Advance Care Planning) conversation between a patient and a healthcare professional. We know that these conversations are not always easy to have and even more so, that patient’s do not want to have to re-tell their story or wishes to every healthcare professional they encounter. The ReSPECT form will be rolled out in Gloucestershire across all organisations from 10th October 2019, current Treatment Escalation or DNAR forms (including the current version of the yellow sticker) will be phased out. Below you can find more information as well as training and educational materials for both staff who will be filling out ReSPECT forms and staff who will using but not completing them.
See an example of a ReSPECT form here.
ReSPECT training and educational resources are available here or by clicking the 'Clinician Education' icon above.
Currently across Gloucestershire:
Introduction of ReSPECT across Gloucestershire will reduce variation in documentation enabling an improved consistent ‘language’ around care priorities and recommendations.
Improved documentation of appropriate interventions will lead to better co-ordinated care and fewer inappropriate transfers/trials of treatments where they are not wanted or are likely to cause more harm than provide benefit.