The LPS implementation team have sent out their latest email update on progress with the consultation. They say they have received over 650 responses and are currently collating and analysing responses. Once this has been done a further update is expected later this year.
The newsletter also highlights the 2021-22 data for the DoLS released by NHS Digital. There were an estimated 270,650 applications for DoLS received during 2021-22 an increase of 5.5% compared to the previous year. The full data set can be found on the NHS Digital site.
The LPS Policy team have sent the letter below extending the deadline by a week.
The long-awaited public consultation on proposed changes to the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Code of Practice for England and Wales, which includes guidance on the new LPS system, has been published. It is a joint consultation published by DHSC and MoJ and runs for 16 weeks from the 17 March until 7 July 2022.
The consultation documents identifies 25 questions that the team would like to have views on and responses can be made online.
Alongside the consultation, six sets of draft regulations, which will underpin LPS, have also been published. While these do not require consultation views are sought on the policy detail. The documents are:
The planned implementation of liberty protection safeguards has been delayed from April 2022 and no new proposed implementation date has been set.
The Department for Health and Social Care has published six new factsheets explaining more about Liberty Protection Safeguards as preparations continue for their implementation in April 2022.
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