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Deciding right – advanced care planning

Deciding right – advanced care planning

Developed by Doctors, Nurses, Social Care Professionals, Patients and Carers through the North East NHS clinical network, 'Deciding right' creates one standard region-wide process to help people make shared healthcare decisions in advance.

Dr Elizabeth Kendrick and Dr Claud Regnard have developed 'deciding right' in the North East.

It helps patients of all ages who do not have capacity to make their own choices, or who may lose capacity for making choices in the future.

'Deciding right' provides common regional documentation for use in any North East care setting, which is easily recognisable by all health and social care professionals.

‘Deciding right’ sets out clear principles for all healthcare organisations and professionals in the North East to follow, focusing decisions on individual patient needs and wishes, rather than organisational policies and procedures.