A national day highlighting the importance of  Advance Care Planning 

On the 8th May the first national Advance Care Planning day will take place in the United Kingdom. This day of action and awareness will highlight the importance of Advance Care Planning and encourage society to document, share and discuss their wishes.

Participate in ACP Day 2024

There are a number of ways in which the general public and professionals can get involved ahead of the national day and on the day itself. 

The new Advance Care Plan Day website containing information about the different aspects of Advance Care Planning asks visitors to make and share ‘pledges’ about the Advance Care Planning tasks they now intend to undertake. Visitors are also able to help empower others to learn and participate by sharing prompt cards outlining the different aspects of Advance Care Planning. 

Through education and social participation, it is hoped that an increased number of Advance Care Planning tasks such as documentation and important discussions across the UK will take place.

Telling stories and the national conference

Those wanting to submit their own Advance Care Planning stories (both good and bad) are encouraged to share them for publication if they wish to do so.The first two Advance Care Plan Day, ‘Getting Your House in Order’ podcasts are now live. 

Registration for the ‘Getting your House in Order, Advance Care Planning Conference’ is now open. This hybrid conference will take place with a live audience in Norwich and streamed live on the 8th May. More than 20 health and social care organisations across the globe have already received the streaming link in order for it to be watched live at their place of work.

Charitable organisations working within relevant fields are encouraged to be listed as a ‘supporter’ for this year’s national day of action and awareness.

Visit the National ACP Day Website

About Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning is a voluntary process where someone thinks about and makes plans for their future health, social care and wider wishes. An Advance Care Plan can be one or more documents that express someone’s future health, social care and wider wishes. You can create an Advance Care Plan for free on MyWishes

The vast majority of adults in the UK have not created and shared one or more Advance Care Planning documents. The aim of the awareness and action day is to help change this. Making plans in advance can be of great benefit whilst someone is healthy, when they are unwell, for care professionals and for the person’s friends and family members in the future. 

To learn more about the UK’s Advance Care Plan Day and to get involved visit www.AdvanceCarePlanDay.org

About Advance Care Plan Day (#ACPDay2024)

Advance Care Plan Day is a not for profit awareness campaign taking place on the 8th May 2024. It is a national day of awareness and action for all areas around advance care planning.

ACP Day 2024 is being organised by members of MyWishes, The Digital Legacy Association, Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Speak For Me LPA. To view a list of supporters and contributors (and to become one) click here

Making plans on MyWishes

The best way to ensure that your unique, end of life wishes are adhered to, is to document and discuss them.

MyWishes is a ‘tech for good’ service, we can assist and everything we provide to the general public is free.

To learn how MyWishes works and to create a free account click here.

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Palliative Care Department
Mount Vernon Hospital, Gate 3
Northwood HA6 2RN
United Kingdom

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