'Do Not Resuscitate' orders are being ILLEGALLY put on files of adult patients with learning difficulties, charity warns | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

'Do Not Resuscitate' orders are being ILLEGALLY put on files of adult patients with learning difficulties, charity warns

MPs responded by ordering an urgent review into the ‘appalling’ practice, calling for it to be brought to an end by Christmas.

It is feared wrongful use of the orders could be denying vulnerable people life-saving treatment during the pandemic.

Steve Scown of Dimensions UK, a learning disability charity, told the Commons health and social care committee that those his fund helped were ‘not valued as equal members of society’.

He added: ‘We’ve seen that with the number of DNARs (do not attempt resuscitation) that have been placed on people that we support without any consultation with their families or anybody who knows their best interests.'

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