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Coronavirus Act 2020 - NHS continuing healthcare assessments

United Kingdom - March 30 2020 These provisions are contained in section 14 of the Coronavirus Act 2020, which came into force immediately after the Act was given Royal Assent on…

David Crone.

New Court of Protection decision concerning withdrawal of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH)

United Kingdom - June 5 2019 Application to withdraw clinically assisted nutrition and hydration brought by the CCG, supported by P's family, resulted in approval by the court…

New law on restraint in mental health units

United Kingdom - April 2 2019 The Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018 received Royal Assent on 1 November 2018. Regulations are awaited which will determine when the…

Novel treatments and capacity - still a matter for the court?

United Kingdom - December 13 2018 Where a patient lacks capacity to make an informed decision about receiving a novel treatment, is authorisation from the Court of Protection required…

Philip Jones.

New service specification - integrated mental health service for prisons in England

United Kingdom - July 20 2018 In March 2018, NHS England published its new service specification for mental health services in prisons. Unlike previous specifications, it adopts a…

Emma Galland, Philip Jones, Joanna Trewin.