CQC guidance on deprivation of liberty

With thanks to Dave Sheppard for bringing this to my attention, the CQC issued (very quietly indeed) guidance on 4 April on the implications of the Cheshire West judgment for health and social care providers.  The guidance seeks to set out some criteria to assist providers decide whether there is a deprivation of liberty in any setting, emphasising that: “It is certain that many more requests for authorisations under the deprivation of liberty safeguards will be made for people in hospitals or care homes, and that many more applications will be made to the Court of Protection for those in domestic settings with support.”

Separately, I am finalising an updated version of the paper on deprivation of liberty in the hospital setting that I co-wrote with Catherine Dobson, and will hope to have this on this site by the end of the week. 



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