Letter to the Secretary of State by the Children and Young People’s Health Policy Influencing Group.
Today (18th March) CQC have published their review into how do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions have been used across all health and care sectors during the Covid 19 pandemic.
We are extremely concerned by continued reports of individuals with Covid-19 receiving Do Not Resuscitate notices solely due to their learning disability.
CQC are conducting a national review into the use of Do Not Resuscitate orders during Covid-19, with a focus on people with learning disabilities and autism and older people.
A legal challenge is launched against the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care over the repeated failure to move people with learning disabilities and autism into appropriate accommodation.
The review examined why a 2015 inspection report which rated the service as ‘requires improvement’ was not published.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published (14th January 2020) a damming report of their review of Cygnet Health Care Ltd.