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Time to address inappropriate use of section 62 ‘urgent treatment’

09 October 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

There are concerns that urgent treatment under section 62 of the Mental Health Act 1983 is being used increasingly because of delays in getting a second opinion. It...

Implementation of the mental health act 2007

31 August 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science mental health

This article aims to contribute to an understanding of the Mental Health Act 2007, which came into force in November 2008. The article explains the link between the...

Implementation of the Mental Health Act 2007

25 August 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article aims to contribute to an understanding of the Mental Health Act 2007, which came into force in November 2008. The article explains the link between the...

Learning and sharing: toward a meaningful

01 April 1998

Learning Disability Practice

Discussions

In November 1993, when a revised version of the Mental Health Act Code of Practice came into force in England and Wales, there was no authority through which its...

The ‘nearest relative’ role under the Mental Health Act

12 May 2015

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

The nearest relative role is a statutory safeguard for people who may be subject to the formal powers of the Mental Health Act 1983 in England and Wales. It survived...

Mobile crisis response teams: the evidence for joint police and mental health responses for people in mental health crisis

Mental Health Practice

evidence & practice

In the UK, police officers who respond to people in mental health crisis in the community must judge whether or not the people they are dealing with require...

Implementing positive and proactive care

10 December 2015

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

In this article we discuss the Department of Health’s Positive and Safe initiative in the context of one Inner London mental health trust. The goal of the initiative...

The implications of adopting a human rights approach to recovery in practice

09 May 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

This article proposes a human rights-based definition of recovery in response to the differing interpretations of the concept among professionals and people using...

The diminishing right to life

01 December 2010

Mental Health Practice

Feature

This article explains why two similar cases of alleged negligence in the care of patients with mental health problems produced different results.

The nurse’s role and the NMC Code of Professional Conduct in the use of Section 58 powers

01 November 2003

Mental Health Practice

General

Two cases, Wilkinson (2002) and Wooder (2003), involving the use of compulsory powers under the Mental Health Act 1983 to administer anti-psychotic medication, have...