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Court sets out approach to addressing questions of capacity in deprivation of liberty cases

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 5 2012

The recent Court of Protection judgment in the case of CC v KK and STCC is a very useful and detailed analysis of the approach to be taken when addressing capacity issues

Mental health: review of deaths in custody of mentally ill

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 15 2012

Scotland Yard has launched a review, chaired by Lord Adebowale, the Chief Executive of the charity Turning Point, of cases in which people with a mental illness have died or been seriously hurt whilst in police custody

DOLS: dhDH funding factsheet

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 15 2012

The DH has now published the DOLS funding factsheet 201314 which announces the funding for new local authority responsibilities for assessing and authorising a deprivation of liberty in a hospital setting

NHS Information Centre published its annual report on DOLS assessments

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 17 2012

On 17 July 2012, the NHS Information Centre published its annual report on DOLS assessments

Challenge to seclusion policy on the basis of human rights

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • September 17 2012

Following an unsuccessful application to the House of Lords, Colonel Munjaz (a patient detained under the Mental Health Act 1983) challenged the legality of Ashworth Hospital’s seclusion policy on the grounds that it violated his human rights as set out in the European Convention on Human Rights

Steven Neary to receive £35,000 in damages

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 17 2012

Readers will be aware of the highly publicised case of London Borough of Hillingdon v Neary, where the Court of Protection determined that the council had breached the human rights of an autistic man and unlawfully deprived him of his liberty

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends mental health indicators for commissioning outcomes framework

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 17 2012

As highlighted above, on 1 August 2012, NICE and the NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care published their recommendations for the health care measures they advise would be suitable to form part of the Commissioning Outcomes Framework for 20132014

Mental health: amendments to Tribunal Procedure Rules

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • April 12 2012

Following the Tribunal Procedure Committee's (TPC's) public consultation on amending the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) Rules 2008 (SI 20082699) as they affect the First-tier Tribunal Mental Health, the TPC has published its response to the consultation

New guides to improve mental health commissioning

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • March 20 2012

The Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH) has produced four helpful and practical guides in relation to mental health commissioning

Guidance for commissioners of mental health services for young people making the transition from child and adolescent and adult services

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 20 2012

This guidance, produced by the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH) describes good practice for a modern mental health service based on scientific evidence, patient and carer experience and innovative service evaluations