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A non-executive director (NED) in the NHS

Essentially the non-executive director’s (NED) role is to provide a creative contribution to the board by providing independent oversight and constructive challenge to the executive directors. The 1992 Cadbury Report initiated a debate about the main functions and responsibilities of … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Bill Explanatory Notes 2 – Emergency registration of social workers

Explanatory Notes relate to the Coronavirus Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 19 March 2020 (Bill 122).The purpose of the Coronavirus Bill is to enable the Government to respond to an emergency situation and manage the effects … Continue reading

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CORONAVIRUS BILL EXPLANATORY NOTES -Emergency registration of nurses and other health and care professionals

Explanatory Notes relate to the Coronavirus Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 19 March 2020 (Bill 122). The purpose of the Coronavirus Bill is to enable the Government to respond to an emergency situation and manage the … Continue reading

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Changes to the Mental Health Act due to Coronavirus – TRIBUNALS

  The Judiciary has issued a Practice Direction on a pilot basis for a period of six months, to be reviewed within that period should it become inappropriate or unnecessary and may be revoked at any time. The Lord Chancellor has … Continue reading

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Emergency Changes to the Mental Health Act due to Coronavirus 3

Changes to emergency detention of voluntary patients already in hospital Under the Mental Health Act, in emergencies professionals have the power to detain you if you are a voluntary/informal patient. This is to stop you leaving hospital if a professional … Continue reading

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Emergency Changes to the Mental Health Act due to Coronavirus 2

Changes to how long you can be remanded to hospital for If you are accused of a crime, the court may think that your mental health was a factor in your offence. Under Section 35 and 36 of the Act, … Continue reading

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Emergency Changes to Mental Health Act due to Coronavirus

Changes to the number of doctors required to detain you under the Mental Health Act for assessment and treatment Usually 3 people have to agree that you need to be detained. These are normally an approved mental health professional (AMHP) … Continue reading

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