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Reconfiguring services: when must NHS bodies consult the public? How do they go about doing it? And how can they protect themselves from legal challenge?

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 22 2013

The law requires commissioners (and providers) to involve the public when making changes to the provision of NHS healthcare. NHS bodies discharge

Restrictions on private life

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 4 2013

Just before Christmas, judgment was given in the case of J Council v GU and others. GU suffered from a number of separable mental disorders including

Judicial review: reform proposals

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 4 2013

For those of you who have been on the receiving end of a judicial review (JR), you might have been heartened to hear press coverage about the Government

Special educational needs and disability

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 4 2012

This paper updates our previous briefing - A new approach to special educational needs and disability: what this means for NHS commissioners for children and young people - which was produced following the Government’s Green Paper, Support and aspiration: a new approach to special educational needs and disability

Age discrimination in the provision of goods and services to become law after all

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 11 2012

Ministers have announced that the prohibition on age discrimination in relation to the provision of goods and services, initially due to come into force in April 2012 but put on ice earlier this year, will now take effect from October 2012 after all

Mental health problems no longer a bar to becoming an MP

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 11 2012

The Health Minister, Paul Burstow, has announced that the Government will support a Private Members Bill to remove laws that discriminate against people with mental health problems

Court confirms limits to responsibilities of Approved Mental Health Practitioners (AMHPs)

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 13 2012

In DD v (1) Durham County Council (2) Middleborough City Council 2012, a patient sought permission to bring proceedings against two local authorities for false imprisonment and breaches of his human rights

RK - another deprivation of liberty case

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • December 5 2011

The Court of Appeal handed down judgment on 30 November 2011 in relation to RK, a disabled child accommodated in a care home by the local authority

Cheshire West and Cheshire Council - deprivation of liberty decision from the Court of Appeal

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 10 2011

The Court of Appeal handed down judgment on 9 November 2011 in relation to P, a man with cerebral palsy and Down’s Syndrome

Department of Health publishes letter inviting proposals for Local HealthWatch pathfinders

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 14 2011

On 7 March 2011, the Department of Health (DH) sent a letter from David Behan, Director General Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships; and Joan Saddler, National Director Public and Patient Affairs to all local authorities concerning Local HealthWatch pathfinders in 2011-12