Council unlawfully deprived woman of liberty due to ignorance of Mental Capacity Act

Community Care, 26 September 2014

A council multiply breached the human rights of a learning disabled woman after unlawfully depriving her of her liberty, due to practitioners’ ignorance of the Mental Capacity Act 2005…

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Smoking ban is upheld at Scotlands State Hospital despite patients earlier victory

BMJ, 14 August 2014

A patient at the State Hospital in Carstairs, Scotland, has failed in his bid to overturn a ban on smoking at the secure psychiatric establishment. Charles McCann, who has schizophrenia and has been…

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