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North West Unified DNACPR Policy


Click here for an update on the National Recommended Summary Care Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) document



General Information about DNACPR
UK Resus Council Guidelines 2016 - Decisions relating to CPR 2016
The Association for Palliative Medicine Ethics Committee Consideration of the Court of Appeal Judgement 17 June 2014Janet Tracey: Must patients be told about DNACPR orders? (July 2014)
GMC Guidance- When to consider making a DNACPR decision?

DNACPR and involvement of Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCA)
For a person who communicates strong opinions relating to their wish not to receive Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation consider the use of an Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment (ADRT)
Communication tips for opening up DNA-CPR conversations
When making a DNA-CPR decision in the 'Best Interests' of an individual it is advised that you refer to the 'Best Interests' guidelines and frameworks detailed within this site
East Cheshire NHS Trust (Community),  GP Practice, Care Homes & Hospices
uDNACPR Policy with addendum
uDNACPR form (MUST be printed on LILAC PAPER with an ink signature to be VALID)
Patient/Family Information Leaflet- community staff to obtain via print room at MDGH, GP's to request via CCG
**We have recently been informed that the cost of lilac paper at the supplier below has increased. We are therefore signposting you to alternative sources via Rymans Stationers with next day delivery:
Lilac paper can be ordered using this request form and indicate the following order details:
A4 Lilac Un-printed 80gsm Paper – Product Code: PC1874 (pack 500) @ £10.00 per ream including delivery + vat @ 20%
You will find details of where to send the order to within the request form.
HELP & ADVICE: Contact the Service Development Team at The End of Life Partnership on 01270 758120
East Cheshire NHS Trust (ACUTE)
uDNACPR Policy with addendum
Example uDNACPR form (Triplicate Pads available from stores for use in wards & depts)
Lilac Copy- Patient held copy (stays in the notes until discharge)
White with Lilac Stripe- To remain in the medical notes
Plain White Copy- Ward clerks to forward to Resuscitation Officer
Patient/Family Information Leaflet- obtainable from the print room
HELP & ADVICE: Contact Jackie Cornes Resuscitation Officer ECNHST Tel 01625 663081 or bleep 9999
 Mid Cheshire Hospital Foundation Trust
For the latest information concerning MCHFT and the unified policy please contact Susan Barber (Resus Officer) Direct Tel: 01270 27(3560)
Bleep: 3560
 Training & Education
2015 Training Schedule - Please contact the End of Life Partnership 01270758120  to enquire about further uDNACPR training.
Core Training Resources:
Key Points:
Case Studies (with facilitator notes on the reverse)
Cheshire & Merseyside uDNACPR Toolkit