Withdrawal of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration: An NHS Trust v Y

The Supreme Court has ruled that it is no longer necessary for NHS Trusts to seek the permission of the Court of Protection in order to withdraw Clinically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration (CANH) from a patient who has a prolonged disorder of consciousness (PDOC) in circumstances where the clinical team and the family are agreed that it is not in the patient’s best interests to continue with that treatment. Continue reading