Primary care trusts (PCTs) cease to exist in April 2013 and their supervisory body responsibilities under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards relating to hospitals then passes to local authorities. This transfer involves local social services authorities and health institutions adopting new ways of working together to protect the rights of vulnerable patients.
This report provides practical advice on managing this transfer of supervisory body responsibilities under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, with guidance on how local authorities, hospitals, primary care trusts (PCTs) and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) can work together.
Griffiths, R. and Leighton, J. (2012). SCIE Report 62: Managing the transfer of responsibilities under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: a resource for local authorities and healthcare commissioners. London: Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), November 2012. Adults’ Services SCIE Report 62.