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Advance care planning for people in the last years of their life will improve using a Somerset county-wide treatment escalation plan ‘STEP’ form. The STEP form can help us shape conversations and enhance patient care in all settings in Somerset.

The new STEP form was tested in Somerset from Monday 16 April 2018, starting with the three Somerset Foundation Trusts; Somerset Partnership, Yeovil District Hospital and Taunton and Somerset. The new form has been rolled out across the county from March 2019.