NHS Dumfries & Galloway

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Anticipatory Care Planning

Anticipatory Care Planning is about thinking ahead and understanding your health. It’s about knowing how to use services better and it helps you make choices about your future care.

Planning ahead can help you be more in control and able to manage any changes in your health and wellbeing.

Many people with long-term conditions or chronic health problems can benefit from having an Anticipatory Care Plan.

Your Anticipatory Care Plan is not legally binding in any way, completing it is voluntary and it can be updated at any time to reflect changes in your thinking or circumstances.


• Health and social care professionals can advise and help you with your Anticipatory Care Plan.

• It’s a good idea to take your Anticipatory Care Plan to hospital or any appointments you may have.

• It’s your choice whether or not you want to complete an Anticipatory Care Plan.

Download the App

Documents for download

(Please note that My Anticipatory Care Plan documents are interactive forms that can be completed, saved and emailed to your GP. They may not be accessible on mobile or tablet devices, in which case users can download the app for Android and for IOS).

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