Legal Rights and Legislation

This page is under development. If you are interested in finding out about any particular issue set out here please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Aftercare under section 117 of the Mental Health Act
Clinical negligence
Community care and aftercare
Complaining about health and social care
Confidentiality and data protection

Consent to treatment;- see the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Treatment under the Mental Health Act 1983, Lasting Powers of Attorney and , Advance decisions

Disability discrimination

Disability discrimination under the Equality Act 2010

Fitness to drive

Hospital: Civil admission to hospital (sectioning)

Hospital: Discharge from hospital

Human Rights Act 1998

Legal Unit FAQs

Mental Capacity Act 2005 – financial decisions

Mental Capacity Act 2005 – Health and welfare decisions

Mental Capacity Act 2005 – overview and key provisions

Mental Capacity Act 2005 – structures and safeguards

Mental Capacity Act: deprivation of liberty safeguards

Mental Health Act 1983 – amendments

Mental Health Act 1983 – definition of nearest relative

Mental Health Act 1983: an outline guide

Mental health and the courts

Police and mental health

Smoking: Part 1 of the Health Act 2006

Supervised community treatment