We work with other local health and social care partners to promote the My Care Choices Record, a document where people who are living with an incurable illness, dementia or frailty can record and share their choices for future care, including end of life care.
Once the record has been filled out, consent can be given for the person’s GP to record their choices on the My Care Choices Register.
The My Care Choices Register is an electronic record of a person’s decisions about the kind of care they wish to receive in the future if they were more unwell and their preference for the place of care at end of life.
It is held online and can be accessed securely only by staff responsible for their care, such as GPs, community nurses, hospital staff, ambulance services, and St Helena, who host the register. They can access it any hour of the day or night, so people can be confident that everyone looking after them knows the care they want.
The My Care Choices Register is for those people in North Essex who are living with incurable illness, dementia or frailty and who wish to record their priorities for future care.
The My Care Choices Register is a record of a person’s decisions about the kind of care they wish to receive in the future if they were more unwell, and their preference for the place of care.
It is held online and can be accessed securely only by staff responsible for their care, such as the GP, community nurses, hospital staff, ambulance services, and St Helena which hosts the register. It can be accessed any hour of the day or night, so people can be confident that everyone looking after them knows the care they want.
You can get a printed record from your GP and they can help you to complete it.
However, if you would like to print out or fill in your own record digitally, please click on the link below.
You may be wondering what sort of information you could include in your record. Click on the link below to view Edna's record. Edna is not a real person but it should give you an example of what sort of information you might want to include in your own.
The My Care Choices Record has also been translated into Easy Read. This can be downloaded below.
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