Jun 2019

  • Treatment far from home has become too common

    New research published today by the BMA’s Doctor Magazine has added further evidence on the problem of out of area treatment in mental health rehabilitation services. The figures show that 2,600 out of area placements have been commissioned in the last 3 years.

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  • Why some rules need to be followed

    When people are detained under the Mental Health Act, sometimes hundreds of miles away from friends and family, it is important that their rights are respected. They are likely to be the most ill that they’ve ever been, and scared. Their protected rights, like the right be taken to hospital in an ambulance rather than in a police van, or to have staff support them to make decisions about their care, are designed to help their wellbeing during an extremely stressful time. In short, to ensure that they are treated with humanity at all times.

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