Category Archives: Work

Monitoring the Mental Health Act 2012/13 – @nicholassm1th

The CQC report into the use of the Mental Health Act was published today.  What is the Mental Health Act? The Mental Health Act is the law in which people can be sectioned or detained against their wishes so that … Continue reading

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Ending Control and Restraint in Hospitals, Social care and education settings – @nicholassm1th

I am a member of the steering group that is looking at programme to end the use of outdated and damaging restraint and restrictions in health and care services Vision: We believe therapeutic environments are best at promoting holistic recovery, … Continue reading

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That’s it I am done for Christmas – @nicholaassm1th

Before I go thought I’d share this… “The Christmas presents once opened are Not So Much Fun as they were while we were in the process of examining, lifting, shaking, thinking about, and opening them. Three hundred sixty-five days later, … Continue reading

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When being on a section spoils Christmas – @nicholassm1th

As I am trying to finish off for two extra days off work, and again I have received a suppressing telephone call asking for support and assistance. I received a call from one of the visiting team out on site … Continue reading

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Wave 1 Mental Health Inspection – @nicholassm1th

Working for the Care Quality Commission has had its challenges, we have come a long way since 2009 and now we enter the next phase as we are changing the way we regulate mental health providers. What do we do? … Continue reading

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Very interesting read – tweeting direct from the ward

I have no idea how to reblog from a different blog hosting site so I have just cut and copied this from Victoria Betton’s site – Co-producing digital mental health which can be found here http://digitalmentalhealth.co.uk/ Nov102013 In October Helen shared … Continue reading

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Seclusion can it be justified?

Patients are safeguarded when detained under the Mental Health Act in several ways, one area where there are often concerns are identified by visiting inspectors are the additional restriction placed on an individual who has behaviour that challenges and additional … Continue reading

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