Category list : Deprivation of liberty safeguards
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The vast majority of health and social care staff want a better understanding of mental capacity legislation aimed at protecting vulnerable patients, according to a new survey.
“Hospital admissions for dog bites are three times as high in the most deprived areas of England as in the least,” BBC News reports.
Record number of Dols bids madeSubscription
A record number of requests have been made by hospitals and care homes to deprive people of their liberty, figures show.
Last week we reported that Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (Dols), designed to protect vulnerable people from abuse, are often used incorrectly.
Rules aimed at protecting the rights of people with dementia or severe learning difficulties are being ignored, MPs have warned.
How to apply Deprivation of Liberty SafeguardsSubscription
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards aim to protect patients and staff when patients lack capacity to make decisions for themselves