Further Deployment of Deciding Right across the North East and Cumbria

Deciding Right is an initiative that aims to help people make healthcare decisions in advance. Individuals of all ages who do not have capacity, or may lose capacity in the future, are empowered to make the right decisions about what care they would like to receive in an emergency or at the end of their lives. Forward planning in this way should reduce the number of deaths that occur in hospital and increase the number of people who are able to die in their own homes.

Deciding Right is the UK’s first initiative to integrate the principles of making healthcare decisions in advance for individuals of all ages. This project delivered practical training on the use of ‘Deciding Right’ documentation across the North East and Cumbria; developed a ‘Deciding Right’ app. to guide healthcare professionals in the assessment of mental capacity; and brought ‘Deciding Right’ into the public domain through a media launch.

Project Resources

Further Deployment of Deciding Right across the North East and Cumbria: Case Study

Presentation from September 2015 Workshop

 (Case study uploaded on 1st December 2016)

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