Venepuncture with RRI for People Who Lack Capacity to Consent SOP

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust Standing Operating Procedure for Venepuncture with Reducing Restrictive Interventions (RRI) for People Who Lack Capacity to Consent

This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will guide and support The Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDASH) staff in applying the correct procedure for taking bloods (venepuncture) for patients who lack capacity to consent to the procedure.

This SOP outlines the key responsibilities and expectations of the Trust in respect of the process which needs to be followed in order for RDASH to meet its legal obligations. This is to ensure that any decisions made on behalf of people who lack capacity in relation to consenting to the taking of bloods are carried out lawfully in the person’s best interests and are the least restrictive of their rights and freedoms.

To download this SOP please follow the link:  Venepuncture RRI SOP v1

To download the leaflet ‘Taking blood for People who lack the capacity to consent’, please follow the link:  Taking blood – for people who lack the capacity to consent

To download the leaflet ‘ Aftercare Information for blood taking procedures – Information for Carers and Family’, please follow the link:  Aftercare information for blood taking procedures – Information for carers and family

This SOP is overarched by the  Mental Capacity Act 2005 Policy.  To access this policy please follow the link: Mental Capacity Act 2005 Policy