As you may be aware the local Clinical Commissioning Groups have recently been working to update the local DNACPR forms in the community and Hospital trusts.

Since the launch of the regional East of England DNACPR form in 2015, the imperative to assess and record capacity for all decisions- including that related to DNACPR, has been highlighted by different organisations. This need has led to adaptations of the regional East of England DNACPR form and specifically to the launch of a modified Hertfordshire-wide DNACPR to allow documentation of the assessment of capacity.

The CCG’s (HVCCG and E&N CCG) will up load the community form to the DXT system so that your GPs can access, other organisations can up load to their various systems and print off as required.

Additionally attached is the  DNACPR Key messages to ensure explanation of why we have up dated the form.

The old version (East of England) community forms will still be valid and acceptable but from 1st Oct you may see either the old East of England version or the new ‘Hertfordshire’ forms.

All forms are transferrable between services and have additional Mental Capacity and Best Interest sections for completion by the responsible senior nurse or Doctor/GP completing the form.

Please find below the updated Hertfordshire Community, and East and North Herts and West Herts Hospitals Trust DNACPR forms.

» Hertfordshire DNACPR Key Messages

» BMA-WHHT DNACPR Form Patient Copy

» Blank DNACPR Form ENHerts Community Trust 

» Blank DNACPR Form Hertfordshire Community