Monthly Archives: March 2014

Typical Forensic Social Care Team Demonstration of Standards

Hospital Social Work Team Standards   Pre-Admission   STANDARD 1 There should be a social care assessment of the patient’s needs before a decision is taken whether to admit the patient, to establish whether the hospital is the most appropriate … Continue reading

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Role of Social Work Team in hospitals

In those hospitals lucky enough to have a dedicated Social Work Team it seems the following might be of interest.As part of the professional Team, the Social Work Team provides a full range of Social Work services to service users … Continue reading

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Leverndale Hospital

The Govan District Asylum at Hawkhead was built for the Govan District Lunacy Board and opened in 1895. The hospital had a capacity of 400 patients in 1895. There was also a Govan Parochial Asylum at the Southern General Hospital … Continue reading

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Lennox Castle Hospital Glasgow

Lennox Castle Hospital, Lennoxtown, east Dunbartonshire, was opened on September 24, 1936, by Lord Provost John Stewart as the Lennox Castle Certified Institution for Mental Defectives. Lennox Castle was built between 1837 and 1841, in the square style of a Norman … Continue reading

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Amendments to the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) Rules 2008 – with effect from the 6 April 2014

The Tribunal Procedure Committee has announced the outcome of the consultation on proposed changes to the HESC Rules.  This guidance is issued under Section 23(2) and Schedule 4, Paragraph 7 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007. The amendments … Continue reading

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Neville Centre – Leicester General Hospital.

A doctor who pioneered specialist mental health services for the elderly in Leicestershire has opened a new centre named in his honour.Dr Peter Neville officially opened the Neville Centre at Leicester General Hospital. Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust created the Neville Centre … Continue reading

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Regionwide Eating Disorders Unit

A £1.2 million centre to treat people with eating disorders  officially opened in Leicestershire in 2013. Two principal dancers from the Royal Ballet were guests of honour at the event.The adult eating disorders moved from Leicester General Hospital to the Bennion Centre … Continue reading

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Mental Capacity Legislation

Tens of thousands of the most vulnerable patients are effectively being kept prisoner in care homes and hospitals through misuse of mental health laws, a damning House of Lords investigation has found. In the worst cases safeguards aimed at protecting … Continue reading

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The Mental Health (Hospital, Guardianship and Treatment) (England) Regulations 2008

This Act states that there are certain statutory forms that have to be used for compulsory admissions and other legal aspects of the Mental Health Legislation. and these regulations give the wording that has to be used on the forms. All … Continue reading

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Eating Disorders Awareness

Eating Disorders Awareness Week was February 23rd through March 1, 2014 and all support groups are asking their supporters to challenge the unrealistic mass media reporting expectations.  Eating Disorders Awareness Week was a chance to raise awareness and understanding of eating … Continue reading

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