Monthly Archives: August 2015

…advocacy?

What is advocacy? Advocacy means getting support from another person to help you express your views and wishes, and to help make sure your voice is heard. Someone who helps you in this way is called your advocate.  (MIND). Having a … Continue reading

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Independent mental health advocates

Independent mental health advocates The role of an independent mental health advocate (IMHA) is to help qualifying patients understand the legal provisions to which they are subject under the Mental Health Act 1983, and the rights and safeguards to which … Continue reading

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Springfield University Hospital -Halswell Ward

Springfield University Hospital – Halswell Ward Tel: 0203 513 5000 Address: 61 Glenburnie Road, London, SW17 7DJ This Unit is run by the South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. The Trust is the main provider of NHS … Continue reading

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Uncontested Manager Panel Renewals and Capacity issues

If a patients detention is renewed or their CTO is extended by their Responsible Clinician (RC) the hospital managers must always decide whether the patient should be discharged anyway, even if the patient has indicated that they do not wish … Continue reading

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Does a social worker need to attend and write a report for a Hospital Managers Panel?

Does a social worker need to attend and write a report for a Hospital Managers Panel? – a question that’s arisen a number of times in the media in recent weeks. If you believe that the social worker brings an … Continue reading

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Runwell Hospital Wickford Essex

Runwell Hospital opened in June 1937 and was a hospital in Essex operated by South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust until its final closure on 23 April 2010. The site was  earmarked for a new 1,500-inmate male prison but the plan was … Continue reading

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