The guidance is in response to a number of legal developments which have altered how these decisions should be made. It provides the most up-to-date statement of your legal and professional obligations; sets out the decision-making process that should be followed; and provides practical guidance on approaching best interests assessments and second opinions.
In addition to the main guidance document, The BMA has also published a quick reference guide; a guide to implementation aimed at healthcare providers, funders, and managers; and a short information leaflet for families about their role in the decision-making process. You can access these, as well as various training resources, at www.bma.org.uk/CANH. If you would like hard copies sent to you, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing details.
This is guidance is published jointly with the Royal College of Physicians and endorsed by the GMC.