Note to Self


When clearing a day for a Best Interests Assessment under the Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards –  even if you think you have planned and informed the hospital/care home well in advance, probably best to phone just before you head off to ensure that the patient/resident isn’t on leave when you turn up..

On the plus side, it’s probably looking like it might not be an actual deprivation of liberty as patient/resident can come and go apparently quite freely..  and it is in a rather pleasant part of London…