Re GF (medical treatment): FD 1992

It was not necessary for doctors to apply to the court for a declaration authorising a sterilisation procedure for an inpatient in a mental hospital, if two medical practitioners are satisfied that (1) the procedure is necessary for therapeutic purposes, (2) the procedure is in the best interests of the patient, and (3) there is no practicable, less intrusive means of treating the condition.


Sir Stephen Brown P


[1992] 1 FLR 293


England and Wales


CitedIn re F (Mental Patient: Sterilisation) HL 4-May-1989
Where a patient lacks capacity, there is the power to provide him with whatever treatment or care is necessary in his own best interests. Medical treatment can be undertaken in an emergency even if, through a lack of capacity, no consent had been . .

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CitedAn NHS Trust v D (Medical Treatment: Consent: Termination) FD 28-Nov-2003
The defendant had been admitted to hospital under the 1983 Act and found to be pregnant. The doctors sought an order permitting an abortion. An order had been made, but the parties invited the court to say whether a court order was required at all. . .
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Updated: 29 April 2022; Ref: scu.188391