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Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

3 October 2019

It’s officially 1 year until the arrival of Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) on 1 October 2020.

The fundamentals of the legislation will bring a clear change in roles and responsibilities, especially for NHS hospital Trusts, and for CCGs, as well as for care homes in particular and it is important to start thinking about this and preparing now. 

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Upcoming webinars

Care Quality Commission and health & care regulatory update

Carl May-Smith will provide an update on CQC & Competitions & Markets Authority enforcement, a recent Tribunal decision on the registration of learning disability & autism services and the latest in CQC’s review of restraint, seclusion and segregation.

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Upcoming webinars

The countdown to LPS has begun

We're pleased to invite you to our next webinar which will focus on LPS and what it means to you.

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Mental Capacity Act – anticipating loss of capacity

Health lawyer, Chris Stark, provides you with an update on the recent case of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust v CD [2019] EWCOP 24.

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Legal updates

Decision to allow termination of pregnancy overturned by Court of Appeal

P was 22 weeks pregnant and had a moderately severe learning disability and mood disorder. P’s treating NHS Trust brought an application to the Court of Protection to approve the termination of her pregnancy.

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