Letter to GP requesting assessment of capacity to enter into a Lasting Power of Attorney for health and welfare
Letter to GP requesting assessment of capacity to enter into a Lasting Power of Attorney for health and welfare

The following Local Government guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Letter to GP requesting assessment of capacity to enter into a Lasting Power of Attorney for health and welfare

Produced in partnership with Rebecca Sharp of RJR Legal Ltd

[GP OR Doctor]

Dear Dr [insert name]

Client name

Client address

Client date of birth

I act for [insert client’s name] in connection with a lasting power of attorney for health and welfare decisions. I am currently trying to establish whether or not they have the requisite mental capacity to sign the document and understand that you are their GP/Medical Practitioner.

In order to be assessed as being able to make the decision whether or not to sign the power of attorney the individual must be able to demonstrate that they can understand:

  1. what a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is

  2. why they want to make a lasting power of attorney

  3. who they are appointing and why

  4. what powers they are giving to their att