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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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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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St Nicholas Gosforth

The City of Newcastle upon Tyne and its’ neighbours at Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmorland were all authorities which were slow to respond to the 1845 Lunacy and County Asylums Acts which had obliged them to provide lunatic asylums. Until the … Continue reading

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THE NHS

    The National Health Service Act 1946 (c 81) came into effect on 5 July 1948 and created the National Health Service in England and Wales. Though the title ‘National Health Service’ implies a single health service for the United Kingdom, in reality one NHS … Continue reading

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Independent Review =are we moving forward on implementation?

Following the final report of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983 last year the government has, so far, accepted two of its recommendations: to replace the nearest relative role, in which a patient is allocated a relative to … Continue reading

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