Wilful neglect and its practical implications

02 Jul 2015

BLM healthcare partner, Clare Chapman examines the consequence of ill treating care home residents in an article published in Care Home Management magazine.

New criminal offences of ill-treatment or wilful neglect came into force on 13 April this year to address situations where a patient who has capacity, and does not die, receives poor treatment.

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