The British Institute of Human Rights has published this brief guide for practitioners which covers the key human rights considerations in relation to hospital discharge. Hospital_Discharge_Final_Low_Res  


It actually states: ‘Training needs to improve within NHS organisations about the factors that disadvantage Black and Asian minority ethnic groups, particularly those of Black African and Caribbean descent. This should support psychiatrists in reflecting on their own perspectives, behaviours and the role unconscious bias can have on the care they provide, as well as…






  The latest edition of our DoLS case law summary sheet is now available covering the key DoLS court judgments from 2016 to February 2018. DoLS_case_law_summary_sheet_February_2018


  Are you a DoLS assessors (BIA/MH Assessor) or DoLS Signatory? We are pleased to share news of research into mental capacity assessments being conducted for the purpose of DoLS authorisations, which you may be interested in contributing to. The research is being conducted by Lucy Bright and Jim Rogers at the University of Lincoln.…



  Edge director, Steven Richards has produced a side by side comparison explaining succinctly, what is staying and what is going if the Law Commission’s proposals come into force. Although it appears a change in the law could be some years away, this will be useful for professionals to plan ahead. Further, it will enable…