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The standard of proof at suicide inquests

On 10 May 2019 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the case of R (on the application of Maughan) v HM Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire. The appeal considered the earlier judgment of the High Court which had concluded…

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…

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…

GP partnership review

The final report of the GP partnership review, led by Dr Nigel Watson, was published on 15 January 2019.[1] The report follows Secretary for Health and Social Care, Mr Matt Hancock, announcement in February 2018 that a review should take…