Case (Appropriate medical treatment). SF v Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust [2023] UKUT 205 (AAC)

— The First-tier Tribunal erred in law in deciding that "appropriate medical treatment" was available because its decision was based on two misunderstandings: (a) that interventions which had the purpose merely of containing risk of physical harm were capable of amounting to "medical treatment"; and (b) that medical treatment may be "appropriate" even where it is "not tailored to [the patient's] diagnosis", and where treatment that is "essential" is not available.
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