Links for the 3 Nations Dementia Working Group Twitter Chat 13 February 2019

These are just a few articles about The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill for our twitter chat.

The Mental Capacity Amendment Bill

Special Report: Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

Bill on mental capacity and liberty deprivation ‘will take disability rights backwards’

Mental Health Act review ‘falls significantly short on human rights’

Mental capacity law reform: threatens human rights

Ministers’ ‘shocking’ failure to consult DPOs on bill shows UN convention ignorance

The government is quietly shifting power away from patients to hospitals and care homes

Over 100 care bodies urge ministers to halt deprivation of liberty bill because of ‘threat to human rights’

The current version of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill will strip essential legal protections from the most vulnerable – Mind

Government amendment removes users’ rights to information before deprivation of liberty authorisation in DoLS replacement bill

Mental capacity changes give care homes too much power, critics say

Vulnerable dementia patients could be locked up for three years without review under ‘rushed’ government reform

Government deprivation of liberty ‘definition’ added to DoLS replacement bill but criticised as contrary to case law

DPOs call for support in battle to make ministers think again over attack on rights



 

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