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Mental health law briefing 256 – DoLS guidance / Conditional discharge

The Mental Health Caseworkers Section of HM Prison and Probation Service has recently produced guidance on ‘Discharge conditions that amount to a deprivation of liberty.’ https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/discharge-conditions-that-amount-to-a-deprivation-of-liberty This refers to the recommendation in the independent review of the MHA published on 6 December 2018…

Interim orders: Oversight with bite

‘It is, in my judgment, necessary and appropriate that I should make the court’s disapproval of the way in which the NMC responded to the previous court order. For these reasons the costs order, modest as it is, is in…

Health Board boundary change

In June 2018 Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething, announced 1 April 2019 as the date for a boundary change between the Cwm Taf University Health Board and the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board. Why the change? Bridgend…

Future Liabilities Scheme: GP indemnity plans for Wales

While attending the NHS Confederation annual conference in Cardiff, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething, confirmed that NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership – Legal and Risk Services will be the organisation operating the Future Liabilities Scheme that…

Perinatal mental health services: Where are we in Wales?

In January 2019, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Service, Vaughan Gething AM, met with the Children, Young People and Education Committee to discuss the progress of recommendations provided in the October 2017 report on perinatal mental health services.[1] What is…