2021-01-04 12:27:14 UTC
We covered the widespread use of DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) Notices in
care homes during the first wave of the pandemic. In recent articles,
the Daily Mail has exposed a developing scandal in community health
services, where following a a geriatric assessment, some older
people are discovering that DNR notices are being placed on their NHS
records on grounds of frailty.
A new breed of frailty nurse practitioners are conducting these
assessments of older people living in their own homes. According to
the Mail, the Care Quality Commission is urgently investigating these
practices, but if you know of someone who has had such a geriatric
assessment it would be wise to suggest they inspect their NHS record.