Laws Being Broken from 2009 Onwards
by Sussex Partnership NHS Trust
The Autism Act 2009
The Autism Strategy 2010
"Think Autism" (Government update to the Autism Strategy):
Statutory guidance arising from The Autism Strategy: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/adult-autism-strategy-statutory-guidance
Equality Act 2010
Disability Discrimination Act 2005
Human Rights Act 1998
Data Protection Act 1998
The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014
Sections 20 – 25 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015
NHS NICE CG142 on assessing, diagnosing and supporting adults with autism
www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg142/evidence/full-guideline-pdf-186587677 (which has been tested in court, they must comply)
"Offer all adults who have received a diagnosis of autism (irrespective of whether they need or have refused further care and support) a follow-up appointment to discuss the implications of the diagnosis, any concerns they have about the diagnosis, and any future care and support they may require." and the personalised plan required is here:
The NHS Constitution (Section 3(b) under legal duties honesty; duty of care (P119-120); Section 2(a) patients best interests "treatment must be in your best interests"); dignity and respect in accordance with human rights and more.
Then of course there are NHS and other rules they are breaking such as these:
NHS rules on private diagnoses (http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/2572.aspx?CategoryID=96&SubCategoryID=226) "You shouldn't need to have any of the same tests twice – for example, to diagnose or monitor your condition. In this case, the test will probably be part of your NHS care and the result will be shared with your private care provider if necessary." and (http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130107105354/http:/www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/documents/digitalasset/dh_096576.pdf) "Private consultations If you’ve had a private consultation for tests and diagnosis, you can still have treatment on the NHS. Your position on the NHS waiting list should be the same as if your original consultation was on the NHS."
Codes of conduct and ethics and regulatory body rules, relating to nurses, doctors and clinicians as regards lying, refusing to recognise or support a patient's condition, sub-standard practice, data protection breaches etc.;
Personnel employment contracts in how they are expected to perform and behave;
Fit and Proper Person Test for executive staff;
NHS England rules: "the NHS is expected to act in the best interests of the patient at all times"
Duties towards carers (https://www.england.nhs.uk/2016/05/commitment-to-carers/).