Clinically-assisted nutrition and hydration

Clinically-assisted nutrition and hydration for healthcare providers, funders and managers

Location: England Wales
Audience: All doctors
Updated: Wednesday 26 April 2023
Topics: Ethics

Decisions about CANH can be complex and time-consuming. We do not expect you to make these decisions alone.

We have developed specific information for healthcare providers, funders and managers about how they can support you in making these decisions.

This sets out the key legal and regulatory principles which need to guide decision-making. It also includes:

  • information about how they can help to ensure the guidance is followed
  • recommendations for education and training
  • the importance of ensuring that both practical and emotional support is available for healthcare teams involved in these decisions.

We have included a lot of this information in 'appendix three' of the main guidance document.

We have also made this information into a stand-alone document which you can share with your employer.