Monthly Archives: February 2013

Poor CQC Easy to Read Report

The Care Quality Commission’s Easy to Read report of: Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2011/12 seems to be directed towards children (and even that would be demeaning to children). The idea that those suffering from Mental ill health should be … Continue reading

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Bullying at Workplace

A wide range of terminology is used to describe the types of behaviour that might be included under the heading of workplace bullying, for example:   Someone withholding information or having your opinions and views ignored. Mobbing, harassment, employee abuse, … Continue reading

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Children – mental health

Common mental health disorders and difficulties encountered during childhood and the teenage years include: ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder); anxiety and a range of related anxiety disorders ranging from simple phobias to social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder and PTSD (post-traumatic … Continue reading

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Warning

Adult services directors are warning they will have to make further cuts next year and that services they are commissioning are declining in quality, finds a survey published by the Kings Fund.   Thirty six per cent of directors said they … Continue reading

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Broadland Clinic – Little Plumstead Hospital

This building once used to be the Hall. Later it formed part of a complex of buildings belonging to the Broadland Clinic, a secure hospital. The Clinic stands on land where previously the Little Plumstead Hospital originally stood. It was opened in … Continue reading

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Care Quality Commission Mental Health Act 2011/12 Annual Report (2)

The Report  lists three areas where the CQC expect to see changes to be made by providers over the course of the coming year: Philip King Executive Director of Regulatory Development Lead Director for the Mental Health Act Care Quality … Continue reading

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Nature and Degree

The distinction between “nature” and “degree”, and its implications for practice, is a complex one. On a day to day basis, an AMHP tends to be more concerned with the “degree” of mental disorder present on assessment. For a patient … Continue reading

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