Monthly Archives: April 2012

Your Data Information

Formal requests under the Data Protection Act Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have a legal right to apply for access to health information held about you. This includes your NHS or private health records held by a GP, … Continue reading

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York Retreat

The Retreat is now an independent hospital with 160 beds, including 100 for the elderly. It specializes in certain areas, such as post-traumatic stress treatment, eating disorders, and medical personnel with addictions or mental illness. It offers some services not … Continue reading

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York Retreat

Quaker businessman William Tuke founded the York Retreat in the 1790s. It was the first asylum to shun physical restraint and coercion. Its influential methods became known as moral treatment, which relied on constant surveillance. Around the same time physician Philippe Pinel famously unchained mental … Continue reading

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Florence Nightingale travel and leadership scholarships opportunities

Applications from nurses and allied health professionals are invited for the 2012-13 Florence Nightingale Foundation annual travel and leadership scholarships. The scholarships are offered to “better the nursing profession and yourself, with the ultimate aim of improving clinical care”. This … Continue reading

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Medication 2

What are the main types of depot medication used? Like other depot preparations, neuroleptic depots are generally made up of a drug suspended in vegetable oil, and are given intra-muscularly, for slow release over  a given period of time.Depot medication … Continue reading

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Medication

These are the ‘standard’ or ‘typical’ antipsychotics commonly used in the UK. Their brand name is in brackets: • chlorpromazine (Largactil®) • flupentixol (Depixo®l, Fluanxol®) • fluphenazine (Modecate®) • haloperidol (Dozic®, Haldol®, Serenace®) • levomepromazine (Nozinan®) • pericyazine (Neulactil®) • … Continue reading

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depot

What is depot antipsychotic medication?   It is a special preparation of the medication, which is given by injection. The medication is slowly released into the body over a number of weeks. What’s good about having depot injections? You only have … Continue reading

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