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  • Blanket approach to do not resuscitate orders 'must not be repeated'

    Blanket approach to do not resuscitate orders 'must not be repeated'

    Tue 20 Oct 2020

    21.10.20 As a second spike in coronavirus takes hold in much of the UK, the CQC is working to prevent a repetition of the impact on social care earlier this year. Inspectors said this week that they were reviewing “do not attempt resuscitation” (DNACPR) orders after evidence emerged in April that they had been issued for groups of care home residents without individual consent. The CQC said its review would identify and share best practice and highlight decisions which had not been person-centred with a view to “ensuring mistakes are not repeated”. Dr Rosie Benneyworth, one of its chief inspectors, said: "Along with partners we have been clear that it is unacceptable for advance care plans, with or without ‘do not attempt resuscitation’ form completion, to be applied to groups of people of any description. These decisions must continue to be made on an individual basis according to need.”

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