Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust v RC

Mental health – Court of Protection. RC, a mental health patient decided to embrace the religion of Jehovah Witnesses and therefore refused blood products following a self harming incident. The applicant NHS trust came before the court seeking declarations by the Court of Protection as to RC's capacity to, inter alia, refuse blood products. The Court of Protection held that the court was completely satisfied to declare that RC had full capacity to refuse the administration of blood products and further a decision by RC's doctor, Dr S, to not impose a blood transfusion despite s 63 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 was lawful.

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