There was a dispute as to whether the conclusions of a second independent expert psychiatrist should be accepted, and final declarations made in accordance with those conclusions.
An NHS Trust was seeking the court's consent for the harvesting of peripheral blood stem cells from the P so they can be donated to her mother who has chronic leukaemia. Consent was granted.
The court had to decide whether the P had capacity to decide where he resides, the care he receives, to have contact with others and access to the internet and social media. The court concluded that he did have capacity to make those decisions.
The Trust was seeking an order declaring that the P lacks the capacity to consent to the medical treatment for cancer and further, that it was in her best interests to undergo a combination of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Application for declarations and orders for the P to undergo medical treatment, against his wishes, in relation to the insertion of a PEG. The declarations were made.
Appeal against a declaration that the P had capacity to consent to sexual relations. The appeal was allowed, the declaration set aside and the matter was remitted to the judge for reconsideration.
Application by a hospital trust for a declaration as to the capacity of Q, a 57 year old woman with epilepsy, regarding conduct of the proceedings and decisions about her dental treatment, and a best interests decision concerning how treatment should proceed.
Application by the Trust to withdraw artificial nutrition and hydration from the P who had expressed, in an advance decision, that he did not want to live with an irreversible stoma. The application was granted.
Competing applications for the appointment of a deputy to manage the property and affairs of the P. The application was granted to Ms Harrison.
Application brought by the Local Authority seeking declarations and orders to enable safeguarding of AW, a 35-year old man living in residential care placement but where there are concerns about his capacity to decide on sexual relationships and other matters.
Case summaries on every Court of Protection case & other relevant decisions with links to the full judgment where available.
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