Best Interests Assessment and Clinically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration

A Clinical Commissioning Group v AF [2020] EWCOP 16  This article originally appeared in Issue 5 (May 2020). Following a hearing that took place via Skype due to the COVID-19 medical emergency, the court decided it was not in the best interests of a stroke patient to have his Clinically…

The Standard of Care in Pure Diagnosis Cases

Brady v Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2020] EWHC 158 (QB)  This article originally appeared in Issue 5 (May 2020). In the bulk of actions for clinical negligence, the standard of care owed to the patient is one point which attracts relatively little judicial consternation. In Brady, and cases…