A range of health and social care professionals from Angus Health and Social Care Partnership were recently short listed for a Health Foundation award to further improve anticipatory care planning in the community. The project was one of 30 selected from 180 applications
Anticipatory Care Planning (ACP) is a person-centred proactive “thinking ahead” approach that helps people understand their health. It is about knowing how to access and use services better and it helps people make choices about their future care. ACP requires health and social care practitioners to work with people and their carers to ensure that the right thing is done at the right time by the right person with the right outcome. It can help manage change in an organised way, prevent crisis, reduce future stress, and gain the best possible personal outcomes and quality of life and help people make informed choices about how and where they want to be treated and supported.
At the Awards Ceremony yesterday the team were up against stiff completion but unfortunately were not selected to receive an award.
Gail Smith, Head of Community Health and Care Services, North Angus, said: “I am extremely proud of the team. To be selected for such a prestigious award is fantastic achievement in itself. I know that the team will continue with their efforts to ensure that the right conversations take place with people about what matters to them and maintain the focus on placing the person at the centre of the decision-making process about their health and care needs.”