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Latest news stories and opinions about the Dental, GP and Care Industries. For your ease of use, we have established categories under which you can source the relevant articles and news items.

Human Rights

09th May 2017

Action on Brain Injury Week: 8 – 14 May

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

Headway is a great charity, and very close to my heart for the way it works within the empowering framework...

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21st April 2017

The Mental Capacity Act and protection from liability

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

This is my final article (for the time being!) about the changes proposed to the Mental Capacity Act (MCA). The...

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11th April 2017

Getting better: Mrs. Lloyd’s story

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

  Mrs. Lloyd* was very unwell when she was admitted to a care home. Due to her progressive dementia, she had been...

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05th April 2017

What Humpty Dumpty can tell us about recording

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

  “‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean...

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29th March 2017

A (small) proposed change to how we make best interests decisions

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

I’ve written already about the proposed new Liberty Protection Safeguards. These will make life a bit easier for providers, by...

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22nd March 2017

DoLS update: Notifying Coroners

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

Removal of the duty to notify coroners if someone dies when subject to a DoLS authorisation Many of us are really...

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22nd March 2017

Proposed changes to the Mental Capacity Act and DoLS: what do they mean to us?

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

The Law Commission has published its ‘draft Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill’, together with a lucid but long report explaining how...

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08th March 2017

Tie your Camel First

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

This arresting phrase comes from a Hadith, a report describing what the prophet Mohammed said or did on some occasion:...

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02nd March 2017

‘Blue skies out of the box’

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

I wish there was a new, fresh way of saying this, but we need to come up with some better...

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22nd February 2017

Is it OK to charge extra when a resident is subject to a DoLS authorisation?

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

The magazine Community Care has published an article, written by Andy McNicoll,  that is causing many of us to scratch...

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