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Leeds Palliative Care Network
Leeds Palliative Care Network

Planning ahead / ReSPECT training resources

Useful Training Information Videos

Covid-19 has highlighted the challenge of Advance Care Planning and also the complexities of what it entails, when and how to have the conversations and how it is documented and shared with all healthcare professional’s involved in a patient’s care.

ReSPECT (Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment) is now introduced across the whole of Leeds and there is a need to consider how it is being implemented and how it links to the wider Advance Care Planning process.

To explore these topics a programme comprised of three sessions was delivered by Leeds Palliative Care Specialists in September/October 2020. Links to the session recordings are below:

Advance Care Planning
NHS video providing an introduction to advance care planning

Advance Care Planning – overview of the different areas of ACP
Dr Jason Ward, Consultant in Palliative Medicine – St Gemma’s Hospice

Having the Conversation – key communication skills
Dr Mike Stockton, Chief Medical Officer, Consultant in Palliative Medicine – St Gemma’s Hospice
Trish Stockton, Head of Teaching and Learning – St. Gemma’s Hospice

ReSPECT – what is ReSPECT and how is it being implemented in Leeds
Dr Chris Kane: Consultant In Palliative Medicine – Sue Ryder Wheatfield’s Hospice
This website, charter and films have been developed by Royal College of GPs End of Life Think Tank and Partners.

Leeds Target Training for Primary Care 
A video by Gill Pottinger and Dr Ninan (Consultant Geriatrician) covering personalised Advance Care Planning, recognition of people approaching end of life and tips for Planning Ahead/ ReSPECT.

Planning Ahead Template

The videos below have been developed for primary care and community practitioners, to support the launch of the new Planning Ahead Template which incorporates EPaCCS and RESPECT.

It will allow clinicians to document and share advance care planning discussions and care preferences for any patient irrespective of prognosis or diagnosis.

This template allows recording of these conversations from an earlier stage of the patient’s journey and includes:

  • What Matters to Me – key questions designed to help think about what matters to a person and facilitate a better more personalised conversation
  • ReSPECT (Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment) updated to the new national version 3
  • Updated version of EPaCCS to support end of life care.

Primary Care 

Please see the links below to the SystmOne and EMIS specific videos for GPs and Primary Care senior clinician ReSPECT Signatories.

Leeds Community Healthcare

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust Planning Ahead ReSPECT Signatory Training Video
This training video is for LCH senior clinicians (ReSPECT Signatories only) and outlines how to complete the Planning Ahead template within SystmOne, including ReSPECT, generating a ReSPECT form and FAQs.

More information can be found on our dedicated Advance Care Planning page.