X NHS Foundation Trust v Ms A [2021] EWCOP 17

Compulsory caesarean The court decided that Ms A lacked capacity to conduct proceedings or to make decisions regarding birth (she wanted a vaginal birth), obstetric care and post-operative management, and that it was in her best interests to be transferred to another hospital for an elective caesarean section, or to receive an emergency caesarean section if necessary before then, using force if necessary.


Full judgment: BAILII


  • Medical treatment cases🔍

Date: 1/3/21🔍

Court: Court of Protection🔍



  • X NHS Foundation Trust🔍
  • Y NHS Foundation Trust🔍

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Published: 14/4/21 20:10

Cached: 2021-05-06 10:50:30