Monthly Archives: November 2012

Three Bridges MSU

The (1st Middlesex) County Asylum at Hanwell, also known as Hanwell Insane Asylum, and Hanwell Pauper and Lunatic Asylum, was built for the pauper insane. Hanwell was the first purpose-built asylum in England and Wales, and it opened in 1831. Some of the original buildings … Continue reading

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Welsh Survey

Mental health charity Gofal is calling for improvement in healthcare workers and GPs’ attitudes to mental health problems in Wales. The survey of 1,083 people across Wales included questions on how understanding a GP was when people sought help, how … Continue reading

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Red Tape or weakening of Rules?

Regulations covering parts of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act are among a swathe of health and social care “red tape” the government is seeking advice on whether to scrap, reform or keep. The lengthy list of items up … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia Commission Report

A report from a year-long inquiry by the Schizophrenia Commission into care for people with psychosis also warns that many inpatient units regularly breach recommended bed occupancy levels, are over-reliant on agency staff and are “stressful, chaotic and scary places” for service users. … Continue reading

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Excluded Decisions in the MCA

What are excluded decisions?   While the Mental Capacity Act covers a wide range of decisions made, or actions taken, on behalf of people who may lack capacity to the decision for themselves, the Act also sets out certain best … Continue reading

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