Planning for the future can be a difficult conversation to have, especially when this may explore possible medical emergencies. Use of the "Future Planning: My Wishes" leaflet by clinicians in community, hospice and hospital settings have shown the leaflet to be a great ice breaker. Patients have also found this to be the case when trying to have these planning conversations with family members and friends. Completing the form and passing it to your GP is great. Starting the conversation with your GP, district nurse, clinical team or nearest and dearest is even better.
This leaflet has been produced to help you to think about your future planning wishes prior to discussing them with your GP, Specialist Consultant /Nurse or Community Nurse. The form can be downloaded from the Dodgy Handwriting page of this website, completed and printed out or can be completed by hand. Leaflets are being distributed to GP practices across Hampshire, Southampton & Portsmouth. If you are confident with your Future Planning wishes, you may post or hand-in the form to your Medical Practice for your information to be added to the Future Planning Template in your medical record.
NHS summary Health Care Record
More detailed information about the Summary Care Record can be found on these websites.
'Let's talk about death and dying' leaflet & video
This leaflet inspired the artwork and style of the Future Planning: My Wishes.