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NHS continuing healthcare & Adult Social Care Blog | 11th - 17th November 2020

  1. Department of Health and Social Care have decided against the introduction the proposed role of care home managers under the new Liberty Protection Safeguards set to be introduced in April 2022. To read further about this welcomed decision, CLICK HERE 
  2. A heart breaking story of a breach human rights in the forcible removal of Mr Mazhar from his home in April 2016. The Court of Appeal ruled that Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust wrongly sought an order to remove Mr Mazhar from his home without giving Mr Mazhar or his family notice of the application. The Court of Appeal ruled that the Court wrongly granted an order permitting the police and medical professionals to enter Mr Mazhar’s home, use proportionate and reasonable force to remove and transport him to hospital thus constituting a deprivation of liberty. In his judgment, Lord Justice Baker outlines the key lessons to be learnt about inherent jurisdiction applications. To read further, CLICK HERE.
  3. Although we are only in November, preparations have already begun for Christmas. On Monday the government spearheaded a new system of testing for friends and family of those residing in care homes. The press release published on 14 November states that care homes based in Hampshire, Cornwall and Devon will test the new system before it is rolled out nationally.   Minister of Care, Helen Whately states “As Christmas approaches, I want to bring an end to the pain of separation and help care homes bring families and loved ones together. The launch of visitor testing is a crucial step to making that happen”. To read the full press release, CLICK HERE

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