Tag Archives: Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

Exit welcomes CPP clarifications

A statement issued last week by the new Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders, clarifies the Guidance of the Crown Prosecution Service (England & Wales), and eases some of the fears of doctors and others in the medical profession over … Continue reading

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And now the new NHS Scotland Guidelines (CPR)

The new NHS Scotland Guidelines on Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/924/0098809.pdf Yesterday we took a look at the excellent guidelines from the General Medical Council. Guidelines which are largely non-partisan, legally precise, and greatly clarify good procedure … Continue reading

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Read the new (GMC) guidance on end of life care

From the General Medical Council This advice applies UK-wide. Download or read online here: Treatment and care towards the end of life: good practice in decision making The GMC registers doctors to practise medicine in the UK. It has the … Continue reading

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Palliative care lottery – some diseases getting better care than others

“Can we offer you some palliative care to make your last days more comfortable, Sir? Cancer is it? Jolly good – you go to the top of the list! Sorry – dementia was it? No, I’m sorry – bit patchy … Continue reading

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Scotland increases effect of living will decisions

The Adults with Incapacity Act (Scotland) 2000 Act broadly covers the needs of patients’ wishes to be respected and refusals of treatment to be honoured. So although there is not a specific statutory provision for living wills (advance directives) such … Continue reading

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