Clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) Guidance - British Medical Association (BMA)

Guidance to support doctors making decisions about clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) for adults who lack capacity in England and Wales.

Topic
Anticipatory / advanced care
Stage
Complex
Resource type
Publications
Profession
Dietitian
Doctor (Geriatrician)
Doctor (GP)
Doctor (Neurologist)
Doctor (Other)
GP
Nurse (Parkinson's nurse)
Last reviewed

See the CANH guidance

Overview of guidance topics:

  • The decision-making process
  • Best interests decision-making
  • Training materials
  • Information for healthcare providers, funders and manager
  • Information leaflet for families

The CANH guidance is co-badged by the BMA and Royal College of Physicians (RCP), and has been endorsed by the General Medical Council (GMC).