Code of Practice

Mental Health Act 1983


Author: Great Britain. Department of Health

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780113228096

Category: Law

Page: 388

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This Code of Practice is a reference tool for those dealing with, and caring for people admitted to hospital and care homes with mental health problems. Authored by the Department of Health and produced following wide consultation with those who provide and receive services under the Mental Health Act, this publication will come into force on 3 November 2008. Through the Mental Health Act 2007, the Government has updated the 1983 Act to ensure it keeps pace with the changes in the way that mental health services are - and need to be - delivered. This publication provides guidance and advice to registered medical practitioners, approved clinicians, managers and staff of hospitals, and approved mental health professionals on how they should proceed when undertaking duties under the Act. It also gives guidance to doctors and other professionals about certain aspects of medical treatment for mental disorder more generally. The Mental Health Act Code of Practice is also aimed at all of those working in primary care, Mental Health Trusts, NHS Foundation Trusts as well as solicitors and attorneys who advise on mental health law. The Code should also be beneficial to the police and ambulance services and others in health and social services (including the independent and voluntary sectors) involved in providing services to people who are, or may become, subject to compulsory measures under the Act. It will also be a guide for those working with people with specific mental health needs such as those in nursing and care homes, and those in prison.

Cod Ymarfer : Deddf Iechyd Meddwl 1983 ; Cyhoeddwyd Mawrth 1999 Yn Unol Ag Adran 118 O'r Ddeddf


Author: Great Britain. Dept. of Health,Great Britain. Welsh Office

Publisher: Stationery Office Books (TSO)

ISBN: 9780113222766

Category: Mental health facilities

Page: 350

View: 8344

In English & Welsh languages. Welsh title: Cod Ymarfer Deddf Iechyd Meddwl 1983. English language only edition is also available (ISBN 0113221118)

Department of Health: Post-Legislative Scrutiny of the Mental Health Act 2007: Response to the report of the Health Committee of the House of Commons - Cm. 8735

Response to the Report of the Health Committee of the House of Commons


Author: Great Britain. Department of Health

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780101873529

Category: Mental health laws

Page: 16

View: 3376

Dated October 2013. Response to the Committee's first report of session 2013-14 (HC 584, ISBN 9780215061485). The Mental Health Act 2007 ch. 12 is available separately (ISBN 9780105412076)

Mental Capacity Act 2005 code of practice

[2007 final edition]


Author: Great Britain: Department for Constitutional Affairs

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780117037465

Category: Law

Page: 296

View: 9655

The Mental capacity Act 2005 provides a statutory framework for people who lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves, or for people who want to make provision for a time when they will be unable to make their own decisions. This code of practice, which has statutory force, provides information and guidance about how the Act should work in practice. It explains the principles behind the Act, defines when someone is incapable of making their own decisions and explains what is meant by acting in someone's best interests. It describes the role of the new Court of Protection and the role of Independent Mental Capacity Advocates and sets out the role of the Public Guardian. It also covers medical treatment and the way disputes can be resolved.

Specialist Mental Healthcare for Children and Adolescents

Hospital, Intensive Community and Home Based Services


Author: Tim McDougall,Andy Cotgrove

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317933915

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 8743

A need for comprehensive services for young people requiring more intensive mental health services has been identified and this book explores what works in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) at this level. Specialist Mental Healthcare for Children and Adolescents looks at intensive outpatient and community services; assertive outreach teams; inpatient residential and secure provision; and other highly specialised assessment, consultation and intervention services. Based on the best available evidence, each chapter provides key points, research summaries and an overview of available treatments. It outlines emerging good practice guidance, service models, assessment, and training and workforce development requirements. This accessible text is essential reading for commissioners and professionals – including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, therapists, social workers and teachers – working in specialist CAMHS services, as well as all those studying for qualifications in child and adolescent mental health.

Post-Legislative Assessment of the Mental Health Act 2007

Memorandum to the Health Committee


Author: Great Britain: Department of Health

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780101840828

Category: Mental health laws

Page: 33

View: 4293

The Mental Health Act 2007 ch. 12 is available separately (ISBN 978105412076)

Understanding Social Work Practice in Mental Health


Author: Vicki Coppock,Bob Dunn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412935040

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

View: 2263

This book provides an authoritative overview of mental health theory, policy, and practice. Exploring the complex moral and ethical dimensions underpinning the field, the book engages with the key issues encountered by practitioners working in the modern mental health system. Using real world scenarios, case studies, and reflective exercises, it asks students to critically examine the world of mental health practice from the perspective of users of mental health services and their careers.

The Pocketbook Guide To Mental Health Act Assessments


Author: Claire Barcham

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335245080

Category: Medical

Page: 178

View: 8742

This pocketbook for Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP) is a useful guide, not only for social workers but also those in the social care profession considering a route into AMHP and doctors. It provides a quick reference tool for helping to conduct assessments and implement decisions quickly.

Children with Mental Disorder and the Law

A Guide to Law and Practice


Author: Anthony Harbour

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846428005

Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 6625

Children and young people with complex mental health needs are increasingly being cared for within specialist mental health care settings, either in the community or in in-patient facilities. With rapid social developments, it can be difficult for carers and practitioners to keep track of the law in this area. This book provides a guide to the law relating to mental health care for children and young people, their rights and entitlement to service, and discusses important issues in clinical and social care practice such as parental responsibility, Gillick competency and capacity, emergency intervention and detention, assessment of mental illness and confidentiality in practice. A chapter written by Mary Mitchell considers the diagnosis and management of complex mental illness in young people, and a concluding chapter discusses changes in the law. Jargon-free and accessibly written, this is an invaluable guide for professionals working in child and adolescent health and social care, social workers, youth workers, social welfare policy makers, medical professionals, teachers, educational professionals and students, as well as advocates for children and young people.