Monthly Archives: October 2019

Queens Speech Oct 2019

“My Government will bring forward proposals to reform adult social care in England to ensure dignity in old age. My Ministers will continue work to reform the Mental Health Act to improve respect for, and care of, those receiving treatment“. … Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day

Listening is one of our most important senses… ….the World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is suicide prevention.    

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What is CRITERIA FOR DETENTION when considering a Community Treatment Order?

  The responsible clinician (RC) may not make a community treatment order unless— (a) in the RC’s opinion, the relevant criteria are met; and (b) an approved mental health professional states in writing— (i) that he agrees with that opinion; … Continue reading

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Section 17 Leave

Section 17 leave is the power of a patient’s responsible clinician to grant, detained patients, leave from the hospital. A detained patient is only allowed to leave the hospital with this leave in place.A patient granted leave under Section 17 remains “liable to be detained” under the … Continue reading

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