Monthly Archives: September 2014

We Need to Talk-report

Big news today in all the papers concentrates on the poor provision of talking therapies at critical times. They focus on the fact that many patients waiting for psychological therapies have also self-harmed and had suicidal thoughts. They are reporting … Continue reading

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Funding Crisis?

Earlier this month England’s chief medical officer  called for mental health to be more of a priority with greater protection of funding for services. Much in Dame Sally Davies’s  report on mental health services won’t surprise social workers. For example, … Continue reading

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review of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

The government has ordered a review of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (Dols)The Dols legislation, which applies to care homes and hospitals, will now be added to a Law Commission review of frameworks for authorising deprivation of liberty.The Law Commission project … Continue reading

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Huntercombe Maidenhead Hospital

Address: Huntercombe Ln S, Taplow, Maidenhead SL6 0PQ The manor belonged to Burnham Abbey in the 14th century, at which time the timber-framed core of the house was built. George Evelyn I bought Huntercombe in 1656 and died the following year, … Continue reading

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R (Huzzey) v Riverside MH Trust (1998) EWHC Admin 465

Huzzey was detained under s2 then s3. His nearest relative sought his discharge under s23. The RC issued a barring order under s25 as he believed thedangerousness criterion to be met. A barring order contains a certification of the dangerousness criterion … Continue reading

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Barring Order

When the Responsible Clinician (RC) opposes the nearest relative‘s (NR) request for the patient’s discharge he does so by certifying that the patient, if discharged, would be likely to act in a manner dangerous to himself or others. This certificate is … Continue reading

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Citizens Advice Bureaux – 75th Birthday

1935: The Government is considering the need for an information service linked to the fledgling social welfare service. 1938: The prospect of a world war looms so the National Council of Social Services (the forerunner of today’s National Council of … Continue reading

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