At CMC, we are always looking for new ways to raise awareness of the benefits of urgent care planning: among patients, healthcare professionals and the public alike.
Since we launched it, our service has attracted a great deal of interest, from specialist medical journals to mainstream media. CMC has been profiled on national TV, praised in Parliament and has earned a prestigious award for NHS innovation. We have collected the best of this content here:
New NHS online care plan to support chronically ill and dying Londoners
13 May 2019
Londoners with long term conditions and those at the end of their lives are to be empowered to share vital information and preferences around their care with healthcare professionals, through a new NHS online urgent care plan launching today.
Backed by Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, myCMC enables patients to start a care plan that shares information about their treatment wishes and needs with emergency care providers, such as 111, out of hours GPs, and the ambulance service.
Such information can include who to contact in an emergency, a patient’s cultural or spiritual beliefs, if they want to be resuscitated, if they want to donate their organs, or preferred place of death. It gives urgent care providers details about the patient’s condition, how people want to be cared for, and even lets them know if there is a pet that will need looking after if they have to take the patient to hospital. And it helps relieve both the burden of decision in difficult times and conflicts between family members over the right thing to do. Sharing values, hopes and beliefs with loved ones enables them to make better decision when the patients is no longer capable.