CQC Special update

Our review into use of DNACPRs during Covid-19

In October, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) asked us to review how do not resuscitate orders were used during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We know Health and social care providers have faced extraordinary pressures this year, and we’ve heard some concerns. We’re now taking this opportunity to learn from what has happened.


Read our Interim report

We’ve published our interim report, it sets out of findings so far and our expectations around DNACPR. We’ll publish a final report in early 2021. We anticipate this will include recommendations on how people can be properly supported in this area and support good practice that protects people’s human rights. Read the interim report now.

Share our survey

We’re using this survey so we can hear the experiences of people who have had a DNACPR or had one reviewed, since the start of the pandemic in March. Please share this opportunity through your newsletters, local networks or social media channels so that can help reach people and inform our review.

Please share this survey


Expression of interest

Remember, if your organisation works with or hears from any of the groups we want to hear from, the opportunity to work with us is still open. The deadline for submissions 23:59 pm on Thursday 10th December 2020. Read more here.

Give Feedback on Care

You can also tell us about care from services in your area such as your GP, dentist or care home. We’ll use this information to help us to decide when to inspect and what we should look at on inspections.

Click here

03000 616161


Join our online community

Our online community is made up of members of the public who want to get involved and help inform the way CQC works to drive improvements in the quality of care.




Leave a Comment

(will not be published)