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Human Rights

16th February 2017

See the person, not the tasks

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

When my mum trained as a nurse, the first Sister she worked with clearly didn’t have much time for the...

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13th January 2017

Mental Capacity, Her Majesty the Queen, and the Regulator

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

I never for a moment dreamed that this would happen, but I was awarded an MBE in the New Year...

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06th January 2017

Sharing our views – Mental Capacity Act ( MCA)

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

In this article, I’d like to introduce you to the newly refreshed National Mental Capacity Forum, and encourage you to...

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21st December 2016

Replacing DoLS: A delay to the process

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

We’ve all recognised that there are some challenges with the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). Particularly since the Supreme Court...

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14th December 2016

‘Curl Up & Dye’ – Dementia Action Alliance (DAA)

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

One of my all-time favourite films is The Blues Brothers, where Carrie Fisher’s character, who had been stood up at...

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06th December 2016

Supporting People to Make Their Own Decisions

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

I’ve been thinking a lot about what works well, and what perhaps doesn’t work so well, when social care professionals...

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02nd December 2016

Enabling People to Be at The Heart of Decision-Making

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

A senior judge in the Court of Protection has just brought out guidance, on how to enable people who might...

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15th October 2016

Scams Against the Elderly and Vulnerable are Rising

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

Scams are becoming more and more common and the National Trading Standards Scams Team, bless their hearts, are as worried...

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11th October 2016

Jim’s Lorries and the MCA

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

  Does the MCA Mean we must always let someone take terrible risks? Jim has a fairly severe learning disability. He...

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02nd September 2016

Mrs. P and Her Dog Bobby

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

I recently learned about Mrs. P, whose court case has just been reported. This lady had worked all her life,...

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