Monthly Archives: October 2015

AMHP’s duty to consult nearest relatives and nearest relatives right to object [section 11]

A Guardianship application cannot be made if the patients nearest relative objects to it.The nearest relative may either lodge an objection directly with the AMHP or with the Local Authority on behalf of which the AMHP is considering the patients … Continue reading

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Sentenced Prisoners to Hospital

There are circumstances in which restriction orders, limitation directions and restriction directions will expire while the associated hospital order, hospital direction or transfer direction remains in force. Consider the example of someone (subject to a hospital order and a restriction … Continue reading

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Charnwood Mental Health Week 3-10th Oct 2015

Charnwood Mental Health Week has been advertised all week. A splendid assortment of interesting talks, group meetings and displays.Today (Sat 10 Oct) is the last day with various sessions at Birstall Library and Loughborough Library.The focus of the day is … Continue reading

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Regulating Approved Mental Health Professionals

Approved mental health professional (AMHP) provision in England could be regulated by the Care Quality Commission in a bid to address inconsistencies in the way levels of services are monitored locally. In their Report in June 2015, the CQC said it had launched … Continue reading

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