Don’t ignore the Serious Medical Treatment Guidance – but let’s be clear about what the law requires – Medical Capacity Law and Policy

‘This is a post co-written by Tor Butler-Cole KC and I, prompted by the decision in GUP v EUP and UCLH NHS Foundation Trust [2024] EWCOP 3, a case in which Hayden J was concerned with a situation of a woman in her late 80s who had sustained a serious stroke and was being cared for in hospital.’

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Mental Capacity Law and Policy, 4th February 2024