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Is a care home in the UK allowed to change the resident’s doctor’s surgeries without notifying the family?
Is a care home in the UK allowed to change the resident's doctor's surgeries without notifying the family?
Any change to a service user’s plan of care should be discussed and agreed with the service user. If the service user is not able to consent to a change in their plan of care, then a person(s) who has the power of attorney to represent them should be consulted, and a decision about care should be made in their best interests.
Lindsay joined QCS in May 2022 as the Head of Social Care Content following 17 years working as senior leader in Adult Social Care. She is a qualified adult nurse and has previously held operational leadership roles including, registered manager, regional support manager, regional clinical quality manager, head of quality and director of health.
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