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A guide to the Mental Incapacity/Capacity Bill 2003

Authors:
CURRAN Christopher, GRIMSHAW Catherine
Journal article citation:
Openmind, 128, July 2004, pp.24-25.
Publisher:
MIND

Provides an overview of the Mental Incapacity/Capacity Bill 2003.

Journal article

The role of the Approved Social Worker (ASW)

Authors:
CURRAN Christopher, GRIMSHAW Catherine
Journal article citation:
Open Mind, 87, September 1997, p.21.
Publisher:
MIND

Outlines the role of the ASW in working with people with mental health problems.

Journal article

The nearest relative under the Mental Health Act 2007

Authors:
CURRAN Christopher, HEWITT David
Journal article citation:
Openmind, 152, July 2008, pp.24-25.
Publisher:
MIND

This article focuses on the changes the government had made to the nearest relative scheme (NR) in the 2007 Mental Health Act, which amends the arrangements in the 1983 Mental Health Act.

Journal article

Offences under Part IX of the 1983 Mental Health Act

Authors:
CURRAN Christopher, GRIMSHAW Catherine
Journal article citation:
Openmind, 136, November 2005, pp.24-25.
Publisher:
MIND

Health and social care professionals may face civil and criminal proceedings if the quality of their care and treatment is challenged. Therefore it is important that mental health service users, their representatives and carers are aware of the forms of offences identified under Part IX of the 1983 Mental Health Act. This article briefly looks at some of the key offences and considers what concerned individuals may do. It covers forgery and false statements; ill treatment of patients; assisting patients to absent themselves without leave; and obstruction.

Journal article

Return and readmission of patients absent without leave under Section 18 of the 1983 Mental Health Act

Authors:
CURRAN Christopher, GRIMSHAW Catherine
Journal article citation:
Openmind, 130, November 2004, pp.24-25.
Publisher:
MIND

It has been found that 33% of all deaths of patients detained under the Act occurred while they were AWOL and 38% of suicides had absconded. States that hospitals should have a comprehensive AWOL policy and procedure and all relevant staff should be clear about how to respond.

Journal article

Police holding power under s.136 of the 1983 Mental Health Act

Authors:
CURRAN Christopher, GRIMSHAW Catherine
Journal article citation:
Openmind, 107, January 2001, p.28.
Publisher:
MIND

Under s.136 of the Mental Health Act 1983, a police constable who finds in a public place a person whom they believe to be suffering from a mental disorder and in immediate need of care or control may remove them to a place of safety. Outlines the provisions.

Journal article

Government proposals to close the Bournewood gap

Authors:
CURRAN Christopher, GRIMSHAW Catherine, DEERY Anthony
Journal article citation:
Openmind, 142, November/December 2006, pp.24-25.
Publisher:
MIND

The authors explain the government's proposals to address some of the issues required to close the 'Bournewood Gap'. The safeguards are for people who lack capacity and are deprived of their liberty but do not receive mental health legislation safeguards. The principles of the Mental Capacity Act will apply, including the requirement to act in the best interests of the incapacitated person and in the least restrictive manner.

Journal article

The Human Rights Act 1998 and mental health law

Authors:
CURRAN Christopher, GRIMSHAW Catherine, HEWITT David
Journal article citation:
Openmind, 109, May 2001, pp.28-29.
Publisher:
MIND

Outlines some of the main provisions that apply within a mental health setting.

Journal article

Mental health review tribunals

Authors:
CURRAN Christopher, GRIMSHAW Catherine
Journal article citation:
Openmind, 103, May 2000, p.21.
Publisher:
MIND

At mental health review tribunals patients can appeal against detention, reception into guardianship or supervised discharge under the Mental Health Act. Outlines the aims and procedures of these tribunals.

Journal article

Review of treatment under section 61 of the Mental Health Act 1983

Author:
CURRAN Christopher
Journal article citation:
Openmind, 105, 2000, p.28.
Publisher:
MIND

Detained patients who are incapable of giving consent to treatment, or who have withheld such consent, have additional safeguards provided under part IV of the Mental Health Act. Once treatment has lasted for three months, the Mental Health Act Commission arranges for the treatment plan to be reviewed under section 61. This article outlines what the review entails.

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