HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 c283W
Mr. Soley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice he has issued to health authorities on dealing with patients' wishes as expressed in living wills. [155214]

Ms Rosie Winterton

Guidance on advance refusals is included in the Department of Health's "Reference Guide to Consent for Examination or Treatment" published in March 2001. A copy of the guide has been placed in the Library and is also available from the Department of Health's website at http://www.dh.gov.uk/assetRoot/04/01/90/79/04019079.pdf