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Mental Capacity Act

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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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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