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Webinar: CPR decisions and the MCA

Recorded: 20 October 2022

About the webinar

The first webinar in the new series from the National Mental Capacity Forum took place on 20 October 2022. It focused on the application of the Mental Capacity Act to decisions around the initiation of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, along with practices concerning DNACPR (Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation).

We reviewed existing law regarding DNACPR, launched a new set of educational videos, and addressed some hard questions about the use of best-interests decision-making in the context of cardiac arrest.

Speakers included:

  • Karen Chumbley (Clinical Lead for End-of-Life Care; Suffolk & North East Essex ICS)
  • Margaret Flynn (Chair, National Mental Capacity Forum)
  • Alex Ruck Keene (Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers)
  • Prof Wayne Martin (Director, Essex Autonomy Project)
  • Ben Troke (Partner, Hill Dickinson solicitors)