Protect, respect, connect – decisions about living and dying well during COVID-19: CQC’s review of ‘do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation’ decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic

Report found worrying variation in people’s experiences of do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions during pandemic. While there were some examples of good practice, CQC also heard from people who were not properly involved in decisions.

SPS commentary:

Findings show that there needs to be a focus on three key areas:

  • Information, training and support
  • A consistent national approach to advance care planning
  • Improved oversight and assurance



Care Quality Commission

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