mental health law

Fred Stone Memorial Conference 2010

Recordings of the speakers at the Fred Stone Memorial Conference on Child Mental Health and Law, Glasgow, 7 May 2010, organised by the University of Glasgow, Faculty of Medicine.

Back on track? : CPA care planning for service users who are repeatedly detained under the Mental Health Act

Report describing the quality of care planning for patients with repeat admissions under the Mental Health Act 1983, assessing the extent to which the Care Programme Approach (CPA) is being operated effectively and making conclusions about factors which contribute to the best quality of care and outcomes for such patients.

How can people with dementia be assisted to maintain independence and quality of life? (Outline 13)

Paper considering ways in which health and social services can re-shape their policies and practices in order to help dementia sufferers and their carers maintain as independent a life as possible given that cases of dementia are set to increase in the future.

Deprivation of liberty safeguards : a guide for primary care trusts and local authorities (OPG 607)

Booklet intended to help PCTs and local authorities fulfill their statutory obligations under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards legislation.

Deprivation of liberty safeguards : a guide for hospitals and care homes (OPG 608)

Booklet intended for hospital and care home managers to assist them in fulfilling their statutory roles and responsibilities under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards legislation.

Limited review of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) act 2003: report as presented to Scottish Ministers March 2009

The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 20 March 2003 and came into force in October 2005. It was clear from the ongoing monitoring to which the Act was subject that there were some areas in which problems were being experienced. Accordingly, the Scottish Government decided to institute a limited review of the Act.

Revised code of practice for persons authorised under intervention orders and guardians

Scottish Government document setting out the code of practice intended to guide the actions of anyone authorised under an intervention order or guardianship order.

The Community Order and the Mental Health Treatment Requirement

The Mental Health Treatment Requirement (MHTR) of the Community Order can be given to offenders in England who have an identified mental health problem and have consented to receiving readily available treatment. This paper lays out what is known so far about the MHTR and further areas for investigation concerning its operation.

At a glance 5: Mental Capacity Act 2005

This At a glance summary presents an overview of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005, which is important to health and social care practice. The MCA has been in force since 2007. The primary purpose of the MCA is to promote and safeguard decision-making within a legal framework.

Leading by example : making the NHS an exemplar employer of people with mental health problems

Booklet intended as an aid for NHS managers and others in offering employment opportunities for mental health service users and improving working lives and job retention for all staff in their workplace. It provides good practice examples of employing people with mental health problems and contains practical tools to help implement organisational change.