Tag Archives: Mental Health Act 1983

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 … Continue reading

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Protecting NHS Staff, and Patients, From Violent and Aggressive Patients (NICE)

Summary Violence and aggression towards hospital staff is estimated to cost £69m a year (in staff absence, loss of productivity and additional security). The following updated NICE guidance offers recommendations (including suggestions for further research) on the prevention of violent … Continue reading

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CQC Monitoring of the Mental Health Act (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The number of people in England detained under the Mental Health Act has risen by 12% during the past five years, according to the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The Mental Health Act was used over 50,000 times to detain patients … Continue reading

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Mapping London’s Dementia Advocacy Services (Dementia Advocacy Network)

Summary This report, from the Dementia Advocacy Network (DAN), presents findings from DAN’s mapping project of dementia advocacy services across 33 London boroughs. Of the 142 organisations contacted, 26 were identified as providing a level of advocacy for people with … Continue reading

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Mental Capacity Act: Online Learning Resource Library (SCIE)

Summary Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has made available a collection of audio, video and interactive  elearning resources concerning the Mental Capacity Act. These resources are available freely. Read more: SCIE elearning: Mental Capacity Act. [circa 2011].

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Use of Face-Down Restraint in Mental Health Hospitals (BBC News / NHS Choices / Mind)

Summary Research by the mental health charity Mind has revealed figures showing the extent to which face-down restraint is used in some trusts. The government is considering a ban on the use of this method of restraint in English mental health hospitals. … Continue reading

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Care Quality Commission Strategy for 2013 to 2016 (CQC)

Summary This Care Quality Commission (CQC) strategy document outlines how the CQC proposes to inspect and regulate services to ensure people receive safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care. Section headings in this report comprise: CQC purpose, role and principles. CQC plans for … Continue reading

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Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2011/12 (CQC)

Summary The Mental Health Act is the law covering when persons with mental disorders may be detained and treated in hospital against their wishes or treated in their community under a community treatment order (CTO). Such people should receive care and support to … Continue reading

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Benefits of Independent Advocacy (Dementia Advocacy Network)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012]. Summary This document reports 16 stories which have been selected to demonstrate the benefits that independent advocacy can have for the lives … Continue reading

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Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Harm: a Legal Guide for Practitioners (SCIE)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012]. Summary The Department of Health commissioned this document in 2009, which is up-to-date to December 2010. This guide is a response … Continue reading

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