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End of Life Care in the East Midlands

Healthcare services should enable individuals to have preferences and make decisions about their preferred place of care at end of life and death. Services should be equitable, safe and able to meet the needs of a diverse population.


The key outcome is to achieve a 'good death' for all patients and their families/carers whatever the care setting.



Important information for healthcare professionals

A unified Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) form is used across the East Midlands.


The DNACPR form must remain with the patient and be readily available to emergency and out-of-hours responders so they can verify the patient's decision and act accordingly.


All clinicians should use the DNACPR form (below) to record individuals' end of life decisions. The old End of Life Care Decision (EOLCD) registration form should no longer be used. EMAS will continue to abide by existing EOLCD forms where the form is with the patient.


Please do not send DNACPR forms to EMAS as they will not be registered.


To find out more please click below to download the DNACPR form and other useful documents.  



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