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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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Terms demystified?

Acute Recovery Team for Adult Mental Health Service =The Acute Recovery Nursing Team specialise in delivering Electro-convulsive Therapy (ECT). We also run Clozapine blood clinics as well as Olanzapine depot clinic. These clinics operate during the working week and are … Continue reading

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Whittingham Hospital update

  Whittingham Hospital was a psychiatric hospital in the parish of Whittingham, near Preston, Lancashire, England. The hospital opened in 1873 as the Fourth Lancashire County Asylum and grew to be the largest mental hospital in Britain, and pioneered the use of electroencephalograms (EEGs). It closed in 1995. The National … Continue reading

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County Hospital Torfaen Wales

  The County Hospital (Welsh: Ysbyty’r Sir) is a community hospital in GRIFFITHSTOWN in the county borough of TORFAEN WALES It is often referred to locally as Panteg Hospital. It is managed by the Aneurin Bevan Health Board. The hospital has its origins in the Pontypool … Continue reading

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Early makings of psychology 2

1877 JEAN MARTIN- CHARCOT produces LECTURES ON THE DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM 1879 WILHELM WUNDT founds the first laboratory of experimental psychology in Leipzig Germany 1883 EMIL KRAEPELIN publishesthe TEXTBOOK of PSYCHIATRY 1885 HERMANN EBBINGHAUS details his experiments learning … Continue reading

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