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Our team can help advise you with life’s tough decisions which affect family and loved ones.

Advanced Decisions

If you have mental capacity, and you wish to refuse medical treatment at some stage in the future, you can consider making what is called an “Advanced Decision”.

An Advanced Decision should be made in writing, and clearly state what treatment you will be refusing even if your life is at risk.

Advanced Decision checklist

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides a checklist of information to be included in an Advanced Decision including:-

  • The name and address of your GP
  • Whether your GP has a copy of the Advanced Decision
  • A clear statement of your decision, specifying the treatment to be refused and the circumstances in which the decision should be used or which will trigger a particular course of action
  • The date the document was written and if appropriate when it was reviewed

Department contacts

Jeremy Edwards

Jeremy Edwards

Solicitor

01326 318900

Kelly Grigg

Kelly Grigg

Solicitor

01326 318900

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