Advance Statements and Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust Policy for Advance Statements and Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that wherever possible, patients in receipt of care from Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) will have their expressed wishes in an Advance Statement and legal rights that are contained in an Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment (ADRT) respected and upheld where they are valid and applicable.

The Trust is committed to ensuring that all patients within the Trust who are using our services are treated with dignity and respect and individuals and their families/carers receive appropriate care and support. This includes encouraging patients to set out their wishes in advance and encouraging collaboration and trust between patients and professionals.

To download the policy please follow the link:  ADRT Policy V4

To download the separate appendices please click hyperlink below:-

To download the EIA for this policy, please follow this link:  4 ADRT Policy v4 EIA