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Duties of the Secretary of State

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 7 2011

Currently Section 1 NHS Act 2006 provides that the Secretary of State (SoS) must continue the promotion in England of a comprehensive health service designed to secure improvement in (a) in the physical and mental health of the people of England, and (b) in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness

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

Disputes about care provision not a matter for court

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 6 2009

In the recently decided case of R (on the application of F) v Wirral Borough Council which can be accessed here the claimants sought to judicially review a decision of the council, alleging that the council had unlawfully failed to properly assess their social care needs and failed to provide an appropriate care plan

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

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

Police announce audit of retained human tissue

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 10 2010

At the beginning of November, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) confirmed that a nationwide audit of retained human tissue would be carried out by police forces across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to identify samples which had been taken for investigative purposes

The future of supported living: High Court indicates that closer regulation is likely

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 11 2010

On 16 July 2010 the High Court indicated a provisional view that a supported living scheme - accommodating a man with learning disabilities - should be registered as a “care home” under the Care Standards Act 2000 (the 2000 Act) and that housing benefit should not be used to fund such a care home placement