A power of attorney is a legal document that gives another individual or company (the attorney) the authority to deal with your affairs and to act on your behalf and in your name. It is governed by section 10 of the Power of Attorney Act 1971.
Make sure someone has the authority to handle your legal affairs with this power of attorney (also known as a POA) when you are out of the country or in hospital. This power of attorney form allows you to give legal permission to someone else to sign legal documents and make decisions on your behalf. It is only for use when you still have mental capacity but are unavailable to act in person for some other reason.