CQC report into Do Not Attempt CPR decisions

  • 18 March 2021

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A spokesperson for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

"We were pleased to be able to take part in the CQC's multi-system review on this important area of practice.

"The feedback we received following the review process was overwhelmingly positive, reflecting the fact that ReSPECT has long been established across our system as standard practice.

"Reviewers praised the strong stance taken in relation to DNACPR at a system level - particularly the clear statement that DNACPR should never be applied as blanket policy.

"We were particularly pleased to hear from the CQC's reviewers that health and care staff in BNSSG demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting the most vulnerable. We were also heartened that staff felt supported and understood the process for raising concerns.

"We are now focussed on the specific areas of improvement noted for our system - which include ensuring that all staff in patient-facing roles have access to our digital patient record system, and that we have robust processes for monitoring the use of DNACPR in the future."

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