Letter on the Use of Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR)

NHS England and NHS Improvement have issued a letter to all NHS health providers which sets out the importance of delivering care and support in a way that achieves dignity and compassion for each and every person we serve.



This letter from NHS England and NHS Improvement emphasises that blanket policies are inappropriate whether due to medical condition, disability, or age. This is particularly important in regard to ‘do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation’ (DNACPR) orders, which should only ever be made on an individual basis and in consultation with the individual or their family.

You can read the full letter here