We where possible would like to have details of your next of kin or emergency contact preferences
If you wish a member of the family or carer or close friend only be able to discuss your medical or prescription details not make your medical decisions for you.
You will need to complete a confidentiality form. This is not for Power Of Attorney
Authority to allow nominated to discuss your medical details
Power Of Attorney
A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you (the ‘donor’) appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’) to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf.
This gives you more control over what happens to you if you have an accident or an illness and cannot make your own decisions (you ‘lack mental capacity’).
Health and welfare lasting power of attorney
Use this LPA to give an attorney the power to make decisions about things like:
- your daily routine, for example washing, dressing, eating
- medical care
- moving into a care home
- life-sustaining treatment
It can only be used when you’re unable to make your own decisions.
If you have arranged your LPA for Health and Welfare please bring the Original to the surgery and we can place a copy in your medical records for the future. If make changes to your LPA please advice the surgery.
For more information https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney