Nearest relative considers need to make application

If the nearest relative decides that the application should be made and that he wishes to exercise his legal right to do so the professionals involve should provide and guide the person through the completion of Form 1. The application must be made to the relevant authority. LINK TO List of Trust Headquarters Addresses

The nearest relative must have seen the patient within 2 days prior to the
completion of his application.

The nearest relative should be offered assistance and advice from the GP/ medical practitioner and other professionals involved.

The GP/medical practitioner should advise that the advice and assistance of an ASW is available 24 hours each day