The DNACPR (Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) campaign has been launched today (Thursday 24th February 2022).

Inclusion North have been working with Learning Disability England, Difference North East and British Institute of Human Rights to ask the Ministerial Oversight Group on Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation to involve people with lived experience in their work.

The Ministerial Oversight Group was set up after the Care Quality Commission wrote a report called ‘Protect, Respect, Connect – decisions about living and dying well during COVID-19’.

This report showed that during COVID, decisions about Do Not Resuscitate were made that were not in line with people’s wishes or human rights. Some people were affected more than others by this.

People with a learning disability, older people and people with dementia were particularly affected. Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people were less likely to know that a Do Not Resuscitate decision had existed for them.

Over 80 organisations have signed the letter Inclusion North made for the Ministerial Oversight Group, to show them this is an issue that lots of us have concerns about, and to encourage the group to listen and act.

Next Steps – DNACPR Campaign

The DNACPR Campaign starts today (Thursday 24th February) for two weeks.

As part of the campaign, people are being encouraged to sign the letter to the Ministerial Oversight Group to show your support on this link.