Monthly Archives: April 2013

PbR =What do you think?

For the past year many social workers in England’s adult mental health services have been road testing a new framework for assessing client need and coordinating care packages.The new framework is an early version of the government’s payment by results (PbR) scheme … Continue reading

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Payment by Results (PbR)

PbR is a complex policy – here are five key points on the theory behind it and some of the concerns.     1. PbR for mental health is  more complex than its acute-medicine incarnation where, in an often-used example, it can … Continue reading

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How should social care professionals support self-funders or direct payment recipients when their care services break down?

Where a person takes responsibility for arranging their own care, through a direct payment or self-funding arrangement, they may still need support from a care manager or other professional if care breaks down. Ensure the service user’s support is kept … Continue reading

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Community Treatment Orders

The number of people detained under the Mental Health Act increased by 5% in 2011/12 to 48,631, the Care Quality Commission revealed.The number of community treatment orders meanwhile rose 10% to 4,220. The Mental Health Act Annual Report 2011/12 also revealed that … Continue reading

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Conducting Hospital Panel Managers Info

HOSPITAL  MANAGERS  PANELS 1.Definition of ‘The Hospital Managers’ The Act gives certain powers and responsibilities to ‘Hospital Managers’. In legal terms, these are not the Managers who are operationally responsible for the running of the hospital, but who are recruited on an … Continue reading

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Nature or Degree 2

The question of “nature or degree” invariably arises in Tribunal hearings. Here, if the Tribunal is not satisfied that a patient is, at the time of the Tribunal, suffering from “mental disorder of a nature or degree which warrants detention … Continue reading

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