Letters Advance care planning in practice

Philosophy and practice of advance care planning in Scotland

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6793 (Published 12 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6793
  1. Clare M Carolan, clinical academic fellow and GP locum1
  1. 1University of Stirling (Western Isles Campus), Western Isles Hospital, Stornoway HS1 2AF, UK
  1. clare.carolan{at}stir.ac.uk

I was disappointed that in their otherwise excellent review Mullick and colleagues failed to highlight important differences in advance care planning across the UK,1 notably differences in the assessment of capacity in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The UK has no central register of these plans, but no mention was made of Scotland’s nationwide electronic palliative care summary introduced in 2010. …

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