vi There are various publications setting out the benefits of advance care planning, examples include: Joined up thinking. Joined up care. Increasing access to palliative care for people with life-threatening conditions other than cancer (Nov 2006) by the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care. The four UK governments have published national strategies and action plans to improve access to end of life and palliative care which discuss the role of advance care planning. See the End of Life Care Strategy – Promoting High Quality Care for All Adults at the End of Life (2008) Department of Health, England; Living and Dying Well – A National Action Plan for End of Life Care in Scotland (2008) by the Scottish Government; Report to Minister for Health and Social Services on Palliative Care Services (2008); Living Matters. Dying Matters: A Palliative and End of Life Care Strategy for Adults in Northern Ireland (2010) DHSSPS.