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Evaluation of ReSPECT documentation in a tertiary children’s hospital in the UK
  1. Alok Shimee Ekka and
  2. Gayathri Subramanian
  1. PICU, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Alok Shimee Ekka, PICU, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester M13 9WL, UK; ilovekorba08{at}

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We would like to present the finding from an audit done across acute and community settings in a large tertiary children’s hospital.

The Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) is a process widely practised from 2016 onwards in England and Scotland.1 ReSPECT process creates personalised emergency care plans for use across health and care settings through conversations between a person, their families and their health and care professionals.2 The ReSPECT form is not legally binding and does not replace a conversation in the emergency. It forms the last part of the advanced care …

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  • Contributors ASE: collection of data, analysis and interpretation of data, drafting manuscript. GS: conception and design, editing and finalising the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.