CP19 Policy for supporting Service Users in completing an advance statement

Clinical Practice (Policies)
Issue No

Target Audience

All CWP staff


This document provides guidance to staff in supporting service users who wish to make an advance statement. It contains a suggested advanced statement template.

An advance statement is a way of service users making their views known when they are well, on how they would like to be treated during a crisis when they may be unable to make informed choices.

An advance statement should not be confused with an Advance Directive, that can be made in accordance with the provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005), which relates to the anticipatory refusal of medical treatment and is legally binding.


Lead executive
Director of Operations

Author and contact number
Associate Director of Patient & Carer Experience
01244 397 411

Policy dates & history

Implementation Date

25 February 2016

Review Date

25 February 2021

Approval Meeting

Patient Safety and Effectiveness Sub Committee



CP19 Advance Statements Policy Issue 3.pdf

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