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Court of Protection refuses permission for sterilisation of young woman with Down’s syndrome

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 8 2013

The Court of Protection has ruled that a "delightful, warm, engaging and affectionate" 21-year-old woman with Down's syndrome should not be

Level of care for prisoners

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 8 2013

On 8 February 2013, the Divisional Court handed down judgment in the case of R (on the application of Hall) v University College Hospitals NHS

GMC guidance: assisted suicide

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 8 2013

Readers may recall our briefing note on the cases of Nicklinson and Martin. The GMC published two documents relating to Assisted Suicide on 31

The Francis Report: briefing 4 inquests and the disclosure of information to the coroner

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 14 2013

After hearing evidence in respect of the role of the Coroner a number of recommendations have been made to further develop the principles of openness

GMC child protection guidance now in effect

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

We reported on the GMC Guidance on protecting children and young people in our August Health Legal Update which came into effect on 3 September 2012

Mental health: review of deaths in custody of mentally ill

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

Criminal Records Bureau and vetting and barring scheme scaled back

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

A series of significant changes made to the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (SVGA 2006) by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 came into effect on 10 September 2012

DH publishes guidance for Community Safety Partnerships on engaging with the NHS on information sharing to tackle violence

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

The guidance is designed to support members of Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) including the police, to deliver the coalition’s commitment to make hospitals share non-confidential information with the police to help them better understand where knife and gun crime is happening and to help them target stop and search operations in those crime hotspots

Court confirms limits to trusts’ duty of care to third parties

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

In the case of Buck v Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (2012), the court ruled that a trust did not owe a duty of care to a bus driver who suffered psychiatric injury after a patient threw himself under his bus

Ministry of Justice publishes latest summary of Rule 43 reports and responses

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

The Ministry of Justice has published its latest summary of reports and responses under Rule 43 of the Coroner’s Rules