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.

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

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).