An update from the chair of our Non-Contentious Business Committee, Naomi Pinder:
Once an LPA has been registered, it can be used as appropriate and attorneys need to register it at the various banks and other institutions and with the GP and other health providers. It can take time and proof of ID is required.
The OPG have introduced (from 17th July) a new on-line tool attorneys can use, it can be found at http://www.gov.uk/opg
Initially, the service is available for newly registered LPAs and the OPG are hoping to extend it for LPAs which have already been registered.