Trust's DNACPR / DNAR policy

Karoline made this Freedom of Information request to Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

Dear Sir/Madam,

Ref: NIHR HS +DR Project: Do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation decisions (PI: Prof G Perkins and Prof M Cooke)

I would like to request the DNACPR (Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) policy of your trust, please. This might also be called Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR). If this is not a separate document could you please send us the trust's resuscitation policy.

We are conducting a national evaluation of Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions in the NHS which is funded (subject to contract) by the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research Programme.

The project will summarise the research evidence around DNACPR decisions, will explore the reasons why conflict and complaints arise and identify inconsistencies in implementation of national guidelines across the NHS. The study will further seek examples of best practice.

One element of the project is to examine current acute hospital, community and ambulance service DNACPR policies to identify inconsistencies and examples of best practice across NHS organisations.

Thank you and best wishes,
Karoline
Warwick Medical School

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