DNACPR Easy Read lnformation

Inclusion North, Learning Disability England, Difference North East and British Institute of Human Rights are working together on a campaign.

We are asking the Ministerial Oversight Group on Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation to involve people with lived experience in their work.

The Ministerial Oversight Group was set up after the Care Quality Commission wrote a report called ‘Protect, Respect, Connect – decisions about living and dying well during Covid-19’.

This report showed that during Covid decisions about Do Not Resuscitate were made that were not in line with people’s wishes or human rights. Some people were affected more than others by this.

People with a learning disability, older people and people with dementia were particularly affected.  Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people were less likely to know that a Do Not Resuscitate decision had existed for them.

We have co-produced a letter that we will send to the Ministerial Oversight Group – see attached – and we are asking for you to add your name to it in support of what we are doing.

Over 80 organisations have already signed it. We need to show that this is an issue that lots of us have concerns about, to encourage the Group to listen and act.

If you want to support us by adding your name to the letter before 26th November, you can sign here

Please find the Easy Read Letter in the downloads at the side of the screen.