Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment

Provided below are links to useful documents which can provide information on an advance decision to refuse treatment.

Document Guide – Advance Decisions to refuse treatment – A Guide
The Mental Capacity Act (2005) makes new rules which must be followed when making advance decisions to refuse treatment. This booklet gives you guidance on how to make an advance decision within those rules. You are strongly advised to seek advice from a healthcare professional before making an advance decision to refuse treatment.

Booklet – Directgov – Your right to refuse medical treatment
If you think your health will affect your ability to make decisions in future, you can make an advance decision to refuse medical treatment. This can detail treatment you don’t want to have. Find out about making an advance decision, including one saying you don’t want treatment to keep you alive.

Mydecisions.org.uk – https://mydecisions.org.uk/
This free and simple website will help you do an important thing: Planning ahead for your future treatment and care.