DNAR Policy


An easy to read, engaging and comprehensive policy outlining your organisation’s approach to DNAR orders, in line with statutory obligations.


DNAR Policy

An easy to read, user-friendly policy aimed at safeguarding service users and staff in relation to DNAR orders.

This is a comprehensive document with the essential depth and scope required for care businesses –  it details specific CQC fundamental standards, numbered regulations and Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOEs) related to implementation of the policy.

This document has been significantly updated in accordance with legal requirements covering DNAR.

This comprehensive policy covers:

  • DNAR definition
  • Circumstances of cardio-pulmonary arrest
  • When CPR would fail
  • Communication
  • Quality of life
  • Presumption to resuscitate
  • Non-discrimination
  • Human Rights Act
  • Mental state of the service user


Length: 9 pages

Date reviewed: November 2016

*You will need to remove all reference to “Very Caring Ltd” and replace with your own organisation’s name and details.

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