Independent Mental Health Act Review (BBC News / DHSC / Centre for Mental Health / NHS England)

Summary

The independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983, chaired by Professor Sir Simon Wessely, presents recommendations for reform based on four principles:

  • Choice and autonomy.
  • Least restriction.
  • Therapeutic benefit.
  • Understanding people as individuals: whereby patients are recognised and treated truly as individuals.

“The act needs to help [people with a mental health problems] more – to make it easier for people to express their choices and preferences about how they want to be treated and harder for them to be ignored”. Professor Sir Simon Wessely.

Full Text Link

Reference

Triggle, N. (2018). Mental health: The NHS patients who are ‘abused and ignored’. London: BBC Health News, December 6th 2018.

This relates to:

Full Text Link

Reference

Modernising the Mental Health Act: increasing choice, reducing compulsion. Final report of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983. London: Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), December 2018.

There is an Easy Read Summary.

There is also a Summary of Themes Discovered by Survey.

Care Closer to Home: the London Ambulance Mental Health Nurse and Paramedic Pioneer Scheme

Possibly of interest, the London Ambulance Service scheme uses a specialist ambulance crew (a paramedic and specialist mental health nurse) to visit patients experiencing mental health crises in the community. It is estimated that rollout of this scheme across London might reduce mental health-related hospital admissions from 58,000 to 30,000 per year.

Full Text Link

Reference

Mental health nurses and paramedics scheme to reduce mental health hospital admissions. [Online]: NHS England, December 7th 2018.

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
This entry was posted in Acute Hospitals, BBC News, Commissioning, Community Care, Department of Health, Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Diagnosis, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Integrated Care, Management of Condition, Mental Health, National, NHS, NHS England, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest, Wales and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.