So, What ‘Diminishes The Responsibility’…

Prosecutor Duncan Atkinson QC said Nandap had been “extensively” assessed by psychiatrists, and after consultation with Dr Ensink’s widow and family the manslaughter had been accepted.

“The psychiatric opinion is clear, cogent and unanimous – there was abnormality of mental function at the relevant time and that did diminish his responsibility,” he said.

…of the CPS and mental health authorities in this case?

I mean, something must do, since they never seem to face any consequences for their lack of care?

At an earlier hearing, Judge Charles Wide QC called for an investigation into why the case was abandoned, adding: “There may be some public concern about that.”

You betcha!

3 comments for “So, What ‘Diminishes The Responsibility’…

  1. Errol
    September 11, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Knowing several mental health nurses, they tend to be hugely overworked. This is the sort of nightmare they dread. Then they default to paperwork and making sure everyone has done the right thing – by the book. This impacts actually hleping the patient as they’re too busy scrabbling around making sure the forms are filled in correctly.

    It’s wrong, it’s sad, but that’s the situation the NHS exists in. The fundamental problem is too many people making demands on it with too few paying in to it.

    • September 11, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      “Then they default to paperwork and making sure everyone has done the right thing – by the book’

      And even when the bloody book isn’t filled in correctly, as in Mid-Staffordshire’s case; no-one gets fired, no pillock gets disciplined, and the top manager gets promoted to run the bloody NHS!

      • September 18, 2016 at 8:21 am

        Spot on!

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