Transforming end of life care in Northern Lincolnshire

As part of the end of life care transformation in Northern Lincolnshire, both the Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination System (EPaCCS) and Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) process are being rolled out.

ReSPECT is a nationally developed process that creates personalised recommendations for a person’s clinical care in a future emergency. It is designed to allow patients greater influence on what happens to them, and ensures that their wishes are carried out appropriately, should they find themselves in an emergency situation where they are not able to express their wants and/or needs.

To find out more about ReSPECT visit www.resus.org.uk/respect.

EPaCCs is an online solution aiming to improve the delivery of end of life care, by ensuring the wishes of patients nearing the end of their lives, are known and can be accessed easily across different health and care settings. EPaCCS enables the recording and sharing of a patient’s care preferences and key details about their care at the end-of-life and is being used by GP practices, hospitals, community, hospices, out-of-hours and NHS 111. We are also working with Yorkshire Ambulance Service and East Midlands Ambulance Service to make EPaCCS available to 999 services.

Further information about EPaCCS is available on the Humber, Coast and Vale Partnership website