You can ask your healthcare professionals for a document so that you can record your wishes and preferences.
Or you can use the National End of Life Care Programme Preferred Priorities for Care document [PDF, 99kb]| (original document from NHS National End of Life Care Programme|).
Once the document is completed, you should share it with anyone who is, or is likely to be, involved in your care such as a family member, close friend, GP or hospital doctor. You may want to give your GP or hospital doctor a copy for their records.
You can change your mind about your Preferred Priorities for Care at any time, but remember that you’ll need to make sure you record your changes. You will need to let your family, GP and/or hospital doctor know and give them an updated copy of the document.
Keep your written Preferred Priorities for Care document in a safe place so that it can be easily found by those involved in your care. Remember to regularly review your choices and keep them up-to-date.
If you’re admitted or transferred to a hospital or hospice, take your document with you so that the staff know what your wishes and preferences are for your care.