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Just some Questions to Consider

Why have people with Schizophrenia been the victims of mistreatment (eg lobotomy,de-institutionalisation) more often than those with other disorders? Should companies in the private sector have so much control over the cost and distribution of a critical breakthrough drug, one … Continue reading

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Deaths of detained mental health patients double due to “covid 19”

Deaths of patients detained under the Mental Health Act have doubled in 2020 compared to last year  To date 122 people have died whilst under section, of these 56 patients died from either confirmed or suspected covid-19 The CQC has … Continue reading

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Mindfulness

Buddhist meditation has encouraged the practice of mindfulness for more than 2000 years. However, its mental and physical health benefits were not clinically tested and proven until the 1990’s. The medical benefits of meditation attracted the interest of American biologist … Continue reading

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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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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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Section 85 Children Act 1989

Section 85 of the Children Act 1989 covers children placed by health authorities in NHS hospitals The Act requires a health authority accommodating a child for more than 3 months to notify the Local Authority who must then satisfy itself … Continue reading

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Pastures Hospital DERBYSHIRE

Although not fully completed until 1853, the first patient, Jabez Jackson, was admitted from Derby Union Workhouse on 21st August 1851, into an asylum whose first Superintendent, Dr John Hitchman, adopted the humane treatment model which he would have used in … Continue reading

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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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