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ReSPECT - Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment

ReSPECT has been developed nationally in collaboration with clinicians and patients in order to address some of the problems associated with the DNACPR (Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) forms

ReSPECT stands for Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment and has been developed nationally in collaboration with clinicians and patients. Full information can be found on www.respectprocess.org.uk. Patient information sheets can be found at the bottom of this page.

In summary, the idea is that health professionals have conversations with patients about what outcomes are most important or most feared by them; and then make a series of clinical recommendations – including a recommendation about attempted CPR - in partnership with them, which would be recorded on a ReSPECT form.

Some  patients will wish to take their ReSPECT form home with them. We have engaged with the ambulance services to ensure that it is recognised by them, and are also communicating with partners in nursing homes, hospices, and in the wider health care community to ensure that they are aware of the new approach. 

If you have any questions please contact Alexandra.malyon@addenbrookes.nhs.uk , Elisabetta.galasso-robinson@addenbrookes.nhs.uk or Zoe.fritz@addenbrookes.nhs.uk