Monthly Archives: November 2015

Private Member’s Bill

Private Member’s Bill Mental Health (Independent Advocacy) (England) Bill 2015 — Summary from Parliament website: “A Bill to amend the Mental Health Act 1983 to make further provision for powers and responsibilities of independent mental health advocates for qualifying patients … Continue reading

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AMHP conference – London, 11/12/15

Edge Training: AMHP conference – London, 11/12/15 Description Edge Training are running their AMHP Annual Conference on Friday 11/12/15 in London. Speakers are: Mr Justice Charles (Consent, Community Treatment Orders and Deprivation of Liberty); Simon Foster (The Care Act 2014, … Continue reading

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HM Prison Holloway

The biggest women’s jail in western Europe is set to close.Holloway prison was originally built as a mixed-sex prison in 1852, and in 1902 it became the first female-only local prison in England.George Osborne announced yesterday that the jail would … Continue reading

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Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice for Wales

Foreword by the Minister for Health and Social Services “The ‘One Wales’ agreement, a progressive agenda for the Government of Wales, makes clear the new priority we are placing on providing for mental health for all ages. My aim is … Continue reading

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Prison and Mental Health

Budgetary responsibility for prison health was transferred from the Prison Service to the Department of Health with effect from the 1st April, 2003. Prisons have had their own medical service since 1877 and were not incorporated into the NHS when … Continue reading

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AMHP role

Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP) are sometimes seen as intimidating agents of social control, enforcing a medical model of care and treatment on people with mental disorder against their will. But that’s actually far from the truth. The AMHP’s imperative … Continue reading

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The Spinney – Manchester

Partnerships in Care (PiC) became the first healthcare provider to get whole hospital recognition for the RAID® Centre of Excellence Award from the Association of Psychological Therapies (APT) in 2011 when The Spinney and Kemple View received the award. It … Continue reading

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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (Dols) applications

The number of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (Dols) applications per quarter has dropped for the first time since the Supreme Court’s landmark ‘Cheshire West’ ruling was handed down in March 2014. Government figures published today show 34,500 Dols applications were made … Continue reading

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Mental Health Act Detentions 2014-15

Mental Health Act detentions rose almost 10% last year, the most significant annual increase on record, new figures show. There were 58,399 detentions under the act in 2014-15, an increase of 9.8% on the previous year, according to figures published by … Continue reading

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Steve Silberman

Author Steve Silberman has won the £20,000 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for his book about autism. The judges said Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently was a “tour de force” … Continue reading

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