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Partnerships: Project ReSPECT

ReSPECT stands for 'recommended summary plan for emergency care and treatment.' The process creates personalised recommendations for a person’s clinical care and treatment for a future emergency in which they might be unable to make or express choices about their care. These recommendations are created through conversations between a person, their families, and healthcare professionals to understand what matters to them.

The ReSPECT process aims to be a nationally recognised, unified, standardised way to engage patients with Advanced Care Plan discussions, and record their wishes to achieve this.

Thames Hospice has bold ambitions to implement and embed the ReSPECT process across Frimley (ICS) and its health economy, including Health and Social Care partners and patient-focused organisations. There are an estimated 70 organisations across the ICS who could become potential partners in the roll-out over the next ten months. Communications will follow across the ICS advising of our plans and training will be rolled out to ensure that the full breadth of knowledge is in place before the launch so that the ReSPECT process can be followed and wishes noted appropriately. Training will be available from March 2021.

We are in the early stages of the planning process and encourage organisations that use ReSPECT or plan to use it in the future to get in touch.

Find out more
To find out more or to sign up to our information bulletin about ReSPECT, please email Abdul Azad: ReSPECT Project Manager by clicking here or call: 01753 848965

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