Musings on the MCA

The Mental Capacity Act continues to consume a number of the queries I receive.  The point of this post is not to repeat the content of those I’ve already written, but to highlight the main problems which end up my focus as the questions keep coming.  You can read previous posts I’ve written in the […]

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Assisting on a Voluntary Basis

This post comes at the direct request of a mental health professional, touching on matters I’ve written about before but which keep coming up, somewhat resistantly – it follows an incident where officers local to them came to an Emergency Department with a person in handcuffs for NHS assessment around their mental health and where […]

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A Safeguarding Call

The recent conclusion of an inquest in to the death in 2016 of Mr Luke Leggatt in Canterbury has given rise to a social media debate amongst police officers about the East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s reaction to Coroner’s process. Mr Leggatt had been taken to the hospital by his brother after taking cocaine […]

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