The CQC published on 26 January its fifth annual report on the use of the DOLS regime, covering the period 2013-4. It also takes the opportunity to reflect upon the past years since the regime came into force, as well as reporting specifically upon practice in 2013-4. The report paints a distinctly depressing picture in many […]
Monthly archives for January, 2015
Black Rainbow: How words healed me – my journey through depression: Rachel Kelly (Yellow Kite, 2014: £16.99) This book does not relate to mental capacity in the sense that I normally use it in this blog, but it is such a powerful memoir of the crippling effects of depression, and of one person’s path through, […]
The new Mental Health Act Code of Practice has been published, to come into force in April subject to Parliamentary approval. Importantly, for capacity nerds, it includes a new chapter (13) specifically on mental capacity and deprivation of liberty.
With thanks to Niall Fry of DH for permission to reproduce this, here is a letter sent out to MCA/DOLS leads on 14 January including an update on such matters as the MCA Forum and also the DH view on the application of the acid test in the palliative care setting, together with confirmation that DH […]