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"Protecting Your Choice When It Matters"

Welcome to the Advance Decisions To Refuse Treatment (ADRT) website

This site explains how the law now allows people to make decisions to refuse treatments including those that sustain life. Many people want to achieve a natural and dignified death, this is one way to help achieve it.

This is a new relaunched version of the ADRT (due to a URL change) It is free and non-profit NHS website. If you have any suggestions or feedback, we welcome your input. Just email us at or visit the "your feedback" page of this site. We suggest people enter the site using the relevent menu section (above). Many people benefit from looking at both public and professional sections.

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Before entering the site, please consider watching this short video clip below. This clip was taken from the East Midlands Today programme - BBC News, originally broadcasted on 17/09/07.

It tells a compelling story of Penny who has terminal illness and her right to make an ADRT, which outlines her future plans for treatment to help her achieve a natural death and with dignity.