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David Oliver: Should advance care planning enter the mainstream?

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k2123 (Published 15 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2123

Re: David Oliver: Should advance care planning enter the mainstream?

It is not before time with endless reports - a Macmillan one out this week- and initiatives from both age concern and the GMC all of which I have been involved in that we should normalise this process.

The law and costs need to catch up so it can be simpler and easier and a permanent online record created allied to the government gateway we are all now using.

But while we are not there yet, we do continually need to talk about it and it’s good to do so.

Competing interests: No competing interests

16 May 2018
Ollie Minton
Consultant palliaitve medicine
BSUH
Brighton