University Hospitals of Derby And Burton NHS Foundation Trust v J (Medical Treatment: Best Interests)

Mental Capacity Law Cases

University Hospitals of Derby And Burton NHS Foundation Trust v J (Medical Treatment: Best Interests)


Summary This case concerned the question of whether it was in the best interests of a woman, identified as ‘Anne,’ to undergo a hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and a colonoscopy,… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust v DE


Summary This was an urgent out of hours telephone application made by the applicant Trust for an order enabling it to provide a blood transfusion to DE in the event… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

A Clinical Commissioning Group v P (Withdrawal of CANH)


Summary In this case MacDonald J gave a detailed judgment to explain why he endorsed an agreed position that he would not consent on behalf of a woman to the… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

Hounslow CCG v RW


Summary[1] In the sequel to the case of Re RW Hayden J had to consider what arrangements should be made for RW, a 78 year old with vascular dementia, many… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust v PW


Summary The decision in this case is of real importance for its reminder of the obligations on treating hospitals where an application may need to be made in relation to… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

DCC v NLH


In this case Baker J (as he then was, although the judgment was given after he had become a Court of Appeal judge) considered an application for an order permitting… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

Kings College London NHS Trust v FG


This case concerned FG, a 37 year old man with schizophrenia, who was being cared for at SLAM, apparently detained under the MHA 1983.  He sustained a fracture and dislocation… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

NHS Cumbria CCG v Rushton


Hayden J has both given clear endorsement to the BMA/RCP guidance on decisions about clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (‘CANH’) and reiterated the obligations imposed on medical practitioners in relation… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, advanced decisions Date

RAO v ROO


Summary In this unusual case, a husband sought orders in relation to medical treatment in relation to his wife, ROO, who was on palliative care in hospital.  She had suffered… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

UCLH NHS Trust v KG


Summary and comment[1] In this case, Cohen J had to decide whether to give authority to administer an entirely novel treatment to a middle-aged man suffering from sporadic CJD.  All… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

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