I have a Living Will – do I need to make an Advance Decision too?

A Living Will is the old name for an Advance Decision. If you made your Living Will before October 2007 (when the Mental Capacity Act came into force) then it may not satisfy the criteria that an Advance Decision needs to meet to be binding on healthcare professionals.

For more information, please see our factsheet: 

Advance Decisions (Living Wills)- Is my form legally binding?

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