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COMMUNITY TREATMENT ORDER and RECALL

Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) exist under Section 17A Mental Health Act 83. A CTO can be imposed at the point of discharge to a patient subject to section 3 or 37. A CTO  suspends the section 3 or 37 authorisation … Continue reading

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Lambeth Workhouse

The Lambeth Workhouse was a workhouse in Lambeth, London. The original workhouse opened in 1726 in Princes Road (later, Black Prince Road). From 1871 to 1873 a new building was constructed in Renfrew Road, Lambeth. The building was eventually turned into a hospital. The workhouse’s former … Continue reading

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QUEENS SPEECH DEC 19 2019

“Steps will be taken to grow and support the National Health Service’s workforce and a new visa will ensure qualified doctors, nurses and health professionals have fast-track entry to the United Kingdom. Hospital car parking charges will be removed for … Continue reading

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Looking after your mental health at Christmas

Christmas may be something you look forward to, or it may be a time of year you find a bit tough. What the Christmas period brings will be individual to each of us.Christmas can be a really stressful time of year, … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS EVE IN THE WORKHOUSE – by Anon

  It was Christmas Eve in the workhouse The beadle was pissed as a newt, The cold froze the porridge right over And affected brass monkeys to boot. The paupers looked forward to Christmas As a time of indulgence and … Continue reading

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What happens at a Mental Health Act managers’ review

A Mental Health Act managers’ review is normally held at a hospital. The following people will usually be there: You The managers Your responsible clinician A nurse from the ward or your community nurse A social worker A hospital administrator … Continue reading

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Shortage of medicationsfollowing Brexit?

The government has put in place a number of precautions to prevent medication shortages regardless of what happens during Brexit. However, make sure to voice your concerns to your local Pharmacist. They’re a fantastic resource and can give you more … Continue reading

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