Monthly Archives: October 2013

St Katherine’s Hospital

St Katherine’s Hospital and Almshouses, Ledbury Description: St Katherine’s Hospital and Almshouses Grade: II Date Listed: 18 September 1953 English Heritage Building ID: 151871 Founded in 1232 by Bishop Foliot, but no part of original building remains. Now has a central low stone tower … Continue reading

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Jargon

Social work in mental health – jargon buster (credit and thanks to  College of Social Work)  Acute – symptoms or a disorder that develops suddenly. Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) – specialist (usually a social worker) who undertakes assessments for detention under … Continue reading

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Section 3 Renewal

Section 3 is similar to section 2, only the detention is for treatment and may be for a duration of up to 6 months, although this can be extended. Grounds:   patient suffers from a mental disorder he Mental Health … Continue reading

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Section 47 MHA

Section 47: applications to the Home Secretary to direct the transfer of a sentenced prisoner can only be made when: – the prisoner is suffering from mental illness, psychopathic disorder, severe mental impairment or mental impairment – the nature and/or degree … Continue reading

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Section 48 MHA

Criteria for the use of the Mental Health Act, Section 48 There are still those who get mixed up when it comes to this Section (and other Sections under PART THREE of the Act).  Section 48: applications to the Home Secretary … Continue reading

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Unwilling Nearest Relative

If someone identified as the Nearest Relative is unable or unwilling to undertake the role, s/he may authorise someone else to do so. In that case, s/he should write to the hospital where the patient is detained (or, where the … Continue reading

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What is the HCR 20

 Simply,the Historical, Clinical, Risk Management-20 (HCR-20) is an assessment tool that helps mental health professionals estimate a person’s probability of violence.  The results of the evaluation could be used to determine the person’s future potential for violence, how the court … Continue reading

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