Monthly Archives: December 2013

Lay Members of the MHRT

It would be good if the role of the so called ‘lay’ member of the Mental Health Tribunal (MHRT) Member could be better explained by the Tribunal service so that it was easier to understand by patients who have occasion to … Continue reading

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Best interests’ advocacy

‘Best interests’ advocacy is where an advocate represents what he or she feels a person’s wishes would be, if they were able to express them.   ‘Best interests’ work is not generally appropriate where people are well able to express … Continue reading

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Training

Leicestershire Partnership Trust medics gathered together last week to spotlight quality training for doctors of the future.More than 40 mental health professionals from across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland  joined forces to help shape the training of future medical students.They are … Continue reading

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Messiah Complex

Coming to the part of the year that sees a rush of comment concerning this so called complex. A messiah complex (also known as the Christ complex or savior complex) is a state of mind in which an individual holds a belief that they are, … Continue reading

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The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) code of practice

Campaigners have long been calling for a review of the code, which sets out how social workers and other practitioners should implement the MCA, in order to take account of case law and provide more detailed practice guidance.   No … Continue reading

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Community Assessments

Social services should carry out an assessment of the person you’re looking after if it appears they may be in need of any community care services. They may need community care services because of a disability or health condition, or because they’re … Continue reading

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