The court had to decide if the P had capacity to engage in sexual relations.
Application by the P's daughter seeking a declaration that it would not be lawful or in her best interests to administer her mother with a vaccine against Covid-19, or indeed, any other vaccine, on the basis that to do so would be contrary both to her best interests and to what the daughter contended would be her wishes.
The court had to determine whether it was in the P's best interests to remain away from his family home and, indeed, to move to a new placement, or for him to return to his family home and their care.
Application by NHS Trust asking the court to declare whether it would be in the P's best interests to continue to receive life sustaining treatment, ventilation and blood pressure medication or alternatively, whether it would be lawful to withdraw it.
The issue before the court was whether the form of cancer care set out by the Trust was in the P's best interests and whether the court should make a declaration to that effect under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The declaration was made.
The applicant Trust was seeking to perform a bilateral below-knee amputation upon the P, without which his treating clinicians believe he will develop sepsis and suffer life-threatening renal and cardiac failure very soon. The court granted the application.
The Trust was seeking a declaration regarding the P's capacity and that it was in his best interests to covertly administer certain antihypertensive medication in accordance with the Covert Medication Care Plan. The declaration was made.
Case summaries on every Court of Protection case & other relevant decisions with links to the full judgment where available.
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