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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
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star this property hansard heading Electroconvulsive Therapy more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will undertake an urgent review into the increased use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) on people considered incapacitated without their consent; and if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a ban on the forced use of ECT. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Thanet more like this
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Craig Mackinlay more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for patients who are detained for treatment under the Mental Health Act 1983 (the Act) and for all patients under 18 years is governed by section 58A of the Act. If a patient lacks the capacity to consent a second opinion appointed doctor (SOAD) must certify that the patient lacks the capacity to consent and that:</p><p>- the treatment is appropriate;</p><p>- no valid and applicable advance decision has been made by the patient under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) refusing the treatment in question;</p><p>- no suitably authorised attorney or deputy objects to the treatment on the patients behalf; and</p><p>- the treatment would not conflict with a decision of the Court of Protection which prevents the treatment being given.</p><p>The numbers of these second opinions involving ECT have been declining for the past decade though there has been an increase since 2012/13. It is not clear whether this is a change in overall trend.</p><p>The requirements of section 58A can only be overridden in emergency if the treatment is necessary to save the patient’s life and to prevent a serious deterioration of the patient’s condition, and the treatment does not have unfavourable physical or psychological consequences which cannot be reversed.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Craig Mackinlay more like this