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DNACPR from best evidence to best policy and practice

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Do not attempt resuscitation decisions are an increasingly challenging part of delivering effective healthcare.

This one day symposium on Monday 13 October will present the results of the NIHR Health Service and Delivery Research Programme project on DNACPR decisions and current and future policy in this area.

The meeting is being hosted by:

  • Professor Gavin Perkins, Project lead NIHR HSDR project
  • Dr Bee Wee, National Clinical Director for End of Life Care
  • Dr David Pitcher, Chair Resuscitation Council (UK)


Royal Society of Medicine
Max Rayne lecture theatre

One Wimpole Street, the home of the Royal Society of Medicine, is based at 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

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9:30 Registration, coffee  
10:00 Opening and Welcome Barry Williams and Steph Garfield-Birkbeck  
10:10 NIHR project report out - Gavin Perkins, Frances Griffiths, Anne-Marie Slowther and Rob George  
11:30 Coffee  
11:50 Best practice exemplars - UFTO - Zoe Fritz  
12:00 Best practice exemplars - Treatment escalation pathways - David Gabbott  
12:10 Best practice exemplars - Deciding right - Claud Regnard  
12:20 Medico-legal considerations - Capacity - Sarah Woods (DAC Beachcroft)  
12.40 Medico-legal considerations - Tracey case - Stephen Evans (Hempsons)  
13.00 Panel discussion  
13:15 Lunch  
14:00 David Pitcher Resuscitation Council (UK) - Update on the Joint Statement  
14:45 Bee Wee, National Clinical Director, End of Life Care Programme  
15:45 Interactive voting session - national clinical and research priorities  
16:30 Close  

Any queries please contact

Susan Chambers Susan dot Chambers at warwick dot ac dot uk