As a patient you may well have views about your future care: what you would like to happen, where you want to receive care, and even things you would like to avoid. The Coordinate My Care scheme can help you record your views and wishes within an electronic personalised urgent care plan.
Accordingly Age UK London hosted an event to allow older Londoners to learn more about the Coordinate My Care scheme. We heard from guest speakers: Professor Julia Riley; Dr Shahid Dadabhoy; Margaret Travis; Samina Qutub – Coordinate My Care.
The care plan can be seen by doctors, nurses, people providing you with social care and emergency services to help them understand the choices you have made about your care. The purpose of this workshop is to encourage patients to help record their personal information and explain how the medical information will be completed by their GP practice.
Dr Shahid Dadabhoy, a GP in Waltham Forest talks about his own journey with CMC from a small EOLC pilot to now him singularly creating over 70 care plans for a range of his patients. This video particularly address some of the challenges often cited by the healthcare community such as the time it takes to create plans, who they are seen by, addressing awkward topics with patients – with some really positive and practical advice.
Read Shahid's testimonial here.
Gloria Goldring is a patient who has a CMC plan. Here she reflects on how a CMC plan would have been useful for her husband David as he and the family navigated frailty and dementia.
Read Gloria's testimonial here.