Alzheimer's Society responds to CQC interim report on DNACPRs

The charity responds to findings that DNARs were applied without consent or discussion with families.

Fiona Carragher, Director of Research and Influencing at Alzheimer’s Society said:

'It’s inexcusable to hear that DNARs were placed on people without appropriate discussion or consent - people affected by dementia have been telling us that this has been happening since the start of the pandemic.

But what’s highly concerning is they’re telling us it’s still happening, there’s absolutely no justification for this shocking state of affairs. This approach effectively denies people their right to life, which nobody deserves.

Based on these interim findings, urgent action must be taken to ensure inappropriate DNARs are removed. People with dementia and their loved ones must be enabled to make informed decisions about their future care and have those choices respected.'