Monthly Archives: August 2012

Devon County Asylum

On a hill overlooking the Exe estuary at the north-west side of the village is the former Devon County Asylum (a “lunatic asylum“) which was designed by Charles Fowler and opened in July 1845. It featured a central administration block with six … Continue reading

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Doctors NHS Gradings

For all of us non medics who were puzzled….Training grades that lead to a Consultant post   Year New training system 1 Foundation Year 1(FY1) 2 Foundation Year 2(FY2) 3 Specialist Registrar (StR)1 4 Specialist Registrar (StR)2 5 Specialist Registrar … Continue reading

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Seeing your Doctor

Before you go into your doctor’s surgery, write down how you are feeling. This will help you remember important points and will help your doctor get a clear idea of what your symptoms and feelings are. Sometimes it can he … Continue reading

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Hospital Panel Managers Decisions

Hospital Managers have a central role in operating the provisions of the Mental Health Act (MHA). In NHS Trusts, the Trust itself is defined as the”Managers”; though most of the Hospital Managers’ responsibilities may be delegated to Officers of the … Continue reading

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Approved Clinician Status

The Mental Health Act 2007 introduced the new roles of Approved Clinician and Responsible Clinician that can be filled by a range of mental health professionals. An Approved Clinician is “a person approved by the appropriate national authority to act … Continue reading

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North London Forensic Service

Chase Farm Hospital is a hospital in Enfield, north London, run by Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Hospitals Trust as part of the National Health Service.   The oldest part of the hospital (the “clock tower” building) was formerly part of a children’s home. Newer buildings on the … Continue reading

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Historical Abuse Allegations

Within the context of Service Users who are inpatients within the psychiatric care environment as soon as it is apparent that an adult is revealing childhood abuse, the social worker must explain that relevant information will need to be shared … Continue reading

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